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Mike Jackson

First Team Management



Date of birth




Mike Jackson was appointed first-team manager of Tranmere Rovers in July 2020 following the departure of Micky Mellon. 

Prior to taking full responsibility of the side, Jackson worked as the Whites’ assistant manager from October 2016 up until his recent promotion. 

The 46-year-olds previous managerial experience came at Shrewsbury Town, where he oversaw one match as caretaker boss in 2010 followed by a 19-game stint in 2014. 

Jackson was later made assistant to Mellon at Shrewsbury, the pair guiding Salop to Sky Bet League One promotion in 2014/15 before making the move to Prenton Park together in October 2016. 

As a player, the Rovers’ boss operated as a defender and started out at Crewe Alexandra in 1992 before spending four years with Bury and seven with Preston North End.  

Jackson spent a one-month loan spell at Tranmere in 2002/03 and signed for the club permanently in May 2004. 

A playing career spanning 18-years ended with Jackson winning the 2006/07 Sky Bet League One play-off final with Blackpool, in addition to a two-year stay with the Shrews.