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Manager Micky Mellon signs new contract until May 2021

22 January 2019

Tranmere Rovers are pleased to announce manager Micky Mellon has extended his contract with the Club until May 2021.

The 46-year-old joined Tranmere in 2016 and led the Club in his first two season to consecutive Play-Off finals at Wembley, securing promotion back to the EFL in May of last year in dramatic fashion in arguably the most dramatic Play-Off final at the new Wembley.
 
Micky first joined the Club as a player from 1997 to 1999 before moving to Barnsley, and then re-joined Tranmere in 2001 until 2004. He returned as manager in 2016 from League One Shrewsbury, who he guided to promotion to the third tier during his time at New Meadow.
 
Chairman Mark Palios said: “Micky has done a great job over the past two seasons and I was keen to ensure that we secured his commitment to us for the coming years. Just as stability on the business side of the Club is important, so it is on the playing side.
 
“Giving a manager time in a role allows him to shape and develop his squad and helps us to attract new players.  Micky has a genuine passion for the Club and, importantly, an understanding of what the Club is about.
 
“He has more than proved his capability since 2016, achieving results whilst improving the way we play and strengthening the bond between the terraces and the team. 
 
“He also has a track record of securing promotion into League One, which is the next job.  As a consequence, I am delighted that he has committed his future to us at an important stage in his career which demonstrates his confidence that the Club is progressing in the right direction and will provide him with the platform to develop his own career."
 
Micky Mellon said: "I’m really pleased I’m going to be able to carry on the work that I came here to do at a Club that I’m obviously very fond of. 

“We can take Tranmere Rovers Football Club forward, we want to carry on with the hard work we’ve done to get to this stage. We know we have to continue to work hard and find ways of keep improving Tranmere.

“To work at a Club you’re so fond of every day with people who feel the same way gives it a different feel, of course we’re very professional and we have jobs to do, but when you win or see the Club progressing, it obviously gives you that extra satisfaction.

“We’ve grown the Club back to where it is together and we will continue to do that, we just have to keep working hard. The fans, us as the coaching staff and players need to stick together, work hard and move the Club forward on this fantastic journey we are all on as one."

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