Tranmere can confirm that the Club has today agreed terms to allow Micky Mellon to join Dundee United as manager, for an undisclosed fee.
Mark Palios said “Micky has been with us for a long time by the standards of football. Having joined us at our lowest point in the non-League, he led us to three Wembley trips and back-to-back promotions to League 1, and in doing so secured his place in the Tranmere history books. Although the current season, which ended in our demotion to League 2 in the cruellest of fashions, is a sad note on which to leave, I have no doubt that had we been allowed to play the season out, he would have kept us up. I am disappointed that Micky wished to move on but, as a Scot, the opportunity to manage in the Scottish Premier League was one which was too good for him to miss and I did not feel it was right to stand in his way. We are already fairly advanced in our planning of a very competitive squad for next season, and I will now turn my attention to ensuring that we identify the right person to complete that process and lead our challenge for an immediate return to League 1.”
The Club would like to place on record its thanks to Micky, and to wish him all the best for the future at Dundee United. We will make no further comment until the process of identifying his successor is complete.
A full interview with Micky will follow shortly.