Tranmere Rovers have confirmed the appointment of Michael Jackson as first team manager.
Even though we already know the new man at helm extremely well, here are ten points to get to know ‘Jacko’, that little bit better…
1. He started his playing career as a central defender at Crewe in 1992, before joining Bury one year later
2. Jackson helped Bury reach the then, fourth division Play-Offs on two occasions, before leaving to join Preston North End in 1997
3. At Preston, Jackson made more than 200 appearances, and was a key player for the Lilywhites when they won the Second Division in 2000.
4. One year later, he featured heavily for the Lancashire side in the First Division (now Championship) as they reached the Play-Off final.
5. In 2002, he moved on loan to Tranmere Rovers before signing permanently under Brian Little.
6. In his first full season at Rovers, he helped the Club into the Second Division Play-Offs as a stalwart of the defence, making 50 appearances that term.
7. Jackson then moved onto Blackpool and played a pivotal role in helping The Tangerines get promoted to the Championship before finishing his playing career at Shrewsbury Town in 2010.
8. He made a total 635 career appearances and scored 42 goals.
9. His coaching career began at Shrewsbury Town and got his first permanent role as Assistant Manager, helping the Shrews alongside Micky Mellon finish second in League Two.
10. Jackson returned to Prenton Park as Micky’s assistant in October 2016 and played an important role in helping Tranmere secure back to back promotions, and three visits to Wembley.