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Glover named new Port Vale boss

Dean Glover
Dean Glover made over 400 appearances as a player for Port Vale

Ex-caretaker boss Dean Glover has been appointed as Port Vale's new manager.

The 44-year-old replaces Lee Sinnott who was sacked in September after less than a year in charge at Vale Park

He told BBC Radio Stoke: "I'm very honoured and proud to have the opportunity to manage the club where I had a great time as a player.

"I've been here a long time and I'm obviously concerned about the way things are at the moment. I'll be striving to turn things around."

Youth-team coach Andy Porter was also in the running for the manager's job at Vale Park after chairman Bill Bratt said the Valiants would be forced to appoint from within.

However Bratt has now confirmed that the Vale board of directors voted unanimously in favour of handing the job to Glover.

"It is important the club unite behind Dean Glover," said Bratt.

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"We will give him as much support as possible to turn matters around on the pitch and to get our season back on track."

Glover has been given licence to appoint his own backroom staff, with Porter and Mark Grew vying for the job of assistant manager.


see also
Port Vale 1-2 Notts County
04 Oct 08 |  League Two
Glover looks for home debut win
02 Oct 08 |  Port Vale
Results cost Sinnott job - Bratt
23 Sep 08 |  Port Vale
Sinnott parts company with Vale
22 Sep 08 |  Port Vale
Whitaker wants Glover for Vale
01 Nov 07 |  Port Vale


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