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Sheridan Appoints Assistant Manager

21 January 2016

Manager John Sheridan has appointed his former Sheffield Wednesday teammate Peter Shirtliff as his assistant manager.

The 54-year-old has a wealth of experience in the game, both as a player and coach.

The former central defender made 500 league appearances as a player, most notably with Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring 15 goals.

After coaching the youth setups at both Barnsley and Leicester City, Shirtliff was appointed assistant manager at Mansfield Town.

In 2005, he took over as manager and guided them to 16th place in League Two.

Assistant manager jobs at Tranmere Rovers, Swindon Town and Bury followed before taking over as caretaker boss of the Shakers in 2012.

Speaking after appointing him, Sheridan said: “I know him well from my Sheffield Wednesday days but he’s a good assistant manager and knows the game inside out. 

“He’s done well in this division with Danny Wilson. He’s been a manager and assistant at Bury and Mansfield and he was an excellent defensive player. 

"He will help us be more organised and I’m delighted to get him. He can’t be here for Saturday unfortunately but he will be here for the Shrewsbury game.”

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