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Shrewsbury Town re-appoint former manager Graham Turner

Graham Turner
Turner was initally appointed as the Shrews' player-manager in 1978

Shrewsbury Town have appointed Graham Turner as their new manager, his second spell in charge of the League Two club.

The 62-year-old, who recently sold his share in Hereford United, last took charge of Shrews in 1978, leading them to promotion in his first season.

He also managed Hereford, taking over in 1995 and resumed control of first-team affairs following the departure of John Trewick in March.

Turner also had spells in charge of Aston Villa and Wolves.

His most notable success arguably came at Wolves, where he was appointed manager in 1986, as he took the Black Country side up two divisions from English football's fourth tier during a seven-year spell.


The former Shrewsbury defender was in charge of the Shropshire club for almost six years and led them to promotion from the old Third Division before taking over at Aston Villa in 1984.

Turner also took Hereford back into the Football League in 2006, via the Conference play-offs, and led them into League One in 2008 before they dropped back down the next season.

He takes over from Paul Simpson, who was sacked in April for failing to make the League Two play-offs.

Turner said he was delighted to be returning to Shrewsbury for his second stint at the helm and believes the club has the potential to match his previous achievement in reaching the Championship.

"The appeal of good facilities here, the ambition, the support - they give me the opportunity to take the club forward," he told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"Compare the success of someone like Scunthorpe - getting promotion and maintaining Championship football. There's no reason why we couldn't get there."

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