Shrewsbury Town have confirmed the departure of manager Micky Mellon and looks set to be announced as new manager of Vanarama National League club Tranmere Rovers.

Mellon had two spells with the Merseyside club during his playing career, making a total of 172 appearances, scoring six goals.mellon 600

Mellon began his managerial career with Fleetwood Town in 2008, leading the club to the FA Cup Second Round for the first time in their history.

He also helped the club into the top tier of English non-league football for the first time, with the Conference North play-off final win over Alfreton Town in 2010.

Another promotion was secured in 2012, as Fleetwood won the Conference National title with 103 points, meaning Football League action would take place at Highbury for the first time in the club’s history.

There was double success that season with the Cod Army reaching the FA Cup Third Round, before losing 5-1 against neighbours Blackpool.

Mellon departed Fleetwood in December 2012 and spent a short spell assisting David Flitcroft in caretaker charge of Barnsley.

He returned to the main role in the dugout with Shrewsbury Town when he was named as Graham Turner’s permanent successor at the club.

Mellon led Shrewsbury to promotion from League Two in 2014-15 and they avoided relegation in the first season in League One, finishing twentieth in the division.

The move leaves Town looking for their sixth ‘permanent’ manager since 2007

Goalkeeping coach Danny Coyne is expected to take charge for Saturday’s trip to Bradford City.

Shrewsbury currently sit 22nd in League One, winning just twice in their 11 games this season.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)

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