FC Halifax Town have named Pete Wild as their new manager.

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Wild joins the Shaymen following his role as head coach of Oldham Athletic last season. He took up coaching at the age of 18, rising through Oldham Athletic’s backroom staff before getting his break as the Latics’ caretaker manager in December 2018.

Just ten days later, he was famed for masterminding an Emirates FA Cup third round ‘giant-killing’, as the Lancashire side came from behind to knock out Premier League side Fulham. His successful spell as caretaker manager came to an end, as the club appointed ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes.

Two months later, he found himself back in the dugout, becoming the head coach on a full-time basis and guiding Oldham to a 14th-place finish.

Wild said of his appointment: ”I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead. I feel I can draw on my experiences from last season and work quickly to ensure this club competes well in this division.

“I’ll be looking to draw on the experience of Nathan Clarke, Matty Brown and the other senior pros to ensure they help drive the squad forward. This is an exciting time for us all and a challenge we should all embrace.”

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