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Richie Wellens signs new STFC contract until 2023
SWINDON TOWN manager Richie Wellens has agreed a new three-year deal with the club that will keep him at the County Ground until 2023.
The news comes after club chairman Lee Power revealed that Blackpool had approached Wellens to offer him their current vacant managerial position.
Contract negotiations have been ongoing for some time with Wellens previously stating that he fully intended to stay at SN1 for the foreseeable future as he attempts to take the Robins back to League One.
Arriving in 2019 following a dismal run of form under then manager Phil Brown, Wellens has exceeded expectations taking Swindon from 18th position at the time of his arrival to current League Two leaders with Swindon strong favourites to earn automatic promotion back to League One.
Not only has Wellens and his coaching staff transformed Swindon Town into a formidable outfit once again, the 39-year-old has also instilled a feel-good factor around the club with fans turning up at the County Ground in record numbers once again.
Speaking on the Wellens’ new deal, Lee Power told the club website:
“We’re thrilled that Richie’s committed his future to the football club.
“He’s a young manager, still, with huge potential and we’re really excited by the way he has got the team playing and the results that have come with that.
“His hard work on the training pitch, and out watching games, is second to none as well as his efforts around the club and in the community.
“It really was our top priority to get this sorted as early as possible and I’m really glad to have got it all over the line so that Richie and the club as a whole can concentrate on the aim of promotion,” he said.
Swindon Town are next in action this weekend as they travel to face league strugglers Mansfield Town.