BREAKING NEWS: Class of ’92 appoint former Salford midfielder Richie Wellens as the club’s new manager after convincing him to drop down from League One Swindon… with Paul Scholes stepping aside after stint as interim boss
- Richie Wellens has been appointed the new boss at League Two side Salford City
- The 40-year-old will replace Graham Alexander – who was sacked last month
- Salford owners were impressed by Richie Wellens winning promotion last term
- Wellens played for Salford in 2016 after the club was bought by United legends
Richie Wellens has returned to Salford after being appointed as the League Two club’s new manager.
Sportsmail revealed on Monday how Gary Neville and Salford City’s Class of 92 owners’ were impressed with the way Wellens won promotion from their division last season.
Richie Wellens (above) has been appointed the new boss at League Two side Salford City
Wellens, who played for The Ammies in the National League North in 2016, said: ‘It’s a club on the up and I’m a manager that wants to win games.
‘Coming to Salford is an opportunity to win week in, week out, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for me to take the club to where they want to be.’
Salford currently sit 10th in the League Two table – having won four of their opening 10 games under interim manager Paul Scholes.
The 40-year-old will replace former boss Graham Alexander – who was sacked last month
Salford are co-owned by the Neville brothers, Gary and Phil, Scholes, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Singapore billionaire Peter Lim.
Salford City’s Class of 92 owners were eager to appoint Wellens – who gained managerial experience with Oldham and Swindon.
Neville said: ‘Richie is someone we know well from Manchester United and his previous spell here.
‘He has success at this level after winning the League Two title with Swindon Town last season, and his philosophy to play attacking football is what we want to bring fans at The Peninsula Stadium. We look forward to achieving success together.’
Gary Neville (above) and Salford City’s Class of 92 owners were eager to appoint Wellens
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