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Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 November 2006, 17:27 GMT
Sturrock takes charge at Swindon
Paul Sturrock
Sturrock will be unveiled as manager on Tuesday afternoon
Swindon Town have appointed former Sheffield Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock as their new manager.

The 50-year-old Scot is accompanied by assistant manager Kevin Summerfield and defensive coach John Blackley, who have served under him at previous clubs.

It means head of youth and scouting director David Tuttle and Under-18 coach David Lee are leaving Swindon.

Sturrock has signed a four-year deal, and is already plotting a promotion push back to League One this season.

Myself and my coaching staff know what it takes to get out of this division

Paul Sturrock
"League Two is very competitive but myself and my coaching staff know what it takes to get out of the division," he said.

Sturrock led Plymouth to the League Two (then known as Division Three) title in 2002, and he added: "We have a formula and we want success.

"You can't get success overnight but Swindon is a big club and we would like to think that we can start climbing the leagues straight away.

"There will be changes. I have seen the players this morning and first impressions are very important to me.

"But if I bring players in, they have to be able to hold their own in League One. There is no good bringing players in, getting promotion then having another overhaul."

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Skipper Ady Williams had been in caretaker charge of the Robins since former boss Dennis Wise left for Leeds.

Sturrock has had previous managerial spells at St Johnstone, Dundee United, Plymouth and Southampton.

He was sacked by the Owls in October, less than a month after signing a new contract.

SEE ALSO
Williams accepts caretaker role
24 Oct 06 |  Swindon Town
Wise takes over as Leeds manager
24 Oct 06 |  Leeds United
Wednesday sack manager Sturrock
19 Oct 06 |  Sheff Wed


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