John Sheridan appointed new Notts County boss

Notts County have announced that John Sheridan has been appointed as the club’s new First Team Manager.

Sheridan, who is a former Republic of Ireland international, joins the Magpies from Oldham Athletic where he steered the club to 17th place in League One having taken over in January with the team in 22nd position and five points from safety.

The 51-year-old has signed a three-year contract and has a proven track record in the Football League. He won the League Two title and Football League Trophy while at Chesterfield.

He has also guided both Oldham and Plymouth Argyle to the play-offs in the past.

Mark Crossley also joins the club as Sheridan’s assistant Manager, having previously worked alongside Sheridan at Chesterfield.

He will be familiar with the city having played over 300 games in goal for Forest.

Alan Smith, Mike Edwards and Kevin Pilkington complete the Magpies backroom setup while continuing in their player roles as well.

Smith will continue his development as a coach by working towards obtaining his UEFA B Licence during the season.

The club have also confirmed that Richard Dryden leaves Meadow Lane with immediate effect and would like to place on record huge thanks for his hard work and service.

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