New Bury boss David Flitcroft is ‘best manager available’ to help Shakers achieve five-year plan, says chairman

By Amy Lofthouse

Bury have appointed former Barnsley manager David Flitcroft as their new boss.

Flitcroft, who was let go from Championship side Barnsley at the end of November, made 100 appearances for Bury between 2004 and 2006.

The Shakers had previously been under the charge of Ronnie Jepson after Kevin Blackwell was sacked in October following a terrible run of form that saw Bury claim just two points from six games.

Club chairman Stewart Day thanked Jepson for his hard work and commitment, and confirmed he would be leaving the club immediately.

“I have been a long-time admirer of David and what he achieved at Barnsley was a credit to him and to his philosophy of hard work and dedication,” he said.

“I am confident that after meeting with David and his team that we have secured the best manager available to take us to the next level and help us achieve the five-year goal.

“David is a dedicated individual that will not accept anything but the best for Bury Football Club.”

Flitcroft faces a stern challenge at Bury, with the side currently two points above the relegation zone.

The team have seen a recent upturn in fortunes however, after the largest commercial deal in the club’s history secured the club’s finances for three years.

“I knew this first year would be difficult both on and off the pitch,” Day said, “but we promise to conitune to work tirelessly to deliver the five-year plan.

“All I can ask is that the fans come out on Saturday to give our new manage the support he deserves and start the march back up the league.”

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