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STFC PRESS CONFERENCE
This live event has finished
- Mark Cooper has been named as the new manager of Swindon Town
- Cooper has agreed a two-year contract
- Chairman Jed McCrory: “Mark will carry on all the good work, and he is an exceptional man for the job."
That's also it for our live coverage of this afternoon's press conference, but remember you can hear from Cooper, Power and McCrory in tomorrow's Advertiser.
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That's the end of the formal press conference, and Cooper and the Town board members are now heading out onto the pitch to do the customary scarf shots.
Cooper has become Town manager on a two-year contract.
Power also insisted Cooper picks the team on a matchday.
Power has also said the club have a number of targets in terms of bringing players in, but that will rely in some of the high earners moving on.
Director of football operations Lee Power has revealed he and McCrory had an idea before Saturday's loss at Shrewsbury that they would hand Cooper the job full-time.
Cooper has also revealed he has had an input regarding the players brought into the club in the last few weeks.
“I’ve had quite an input and myself Lee and Jed sit down and talk about the players, and then we come to a conclusion about who is going to do it for the football club.
“From the first moment I took over as caretaker I have had an eye on taking this job permanently.”
Chairman Jed McCrory has explained why he has gone for Cooper to take the club forward.
“We wanted to get a bit of continuity, and Mark was a big part of that and he will carry on the football philosophy we all believe in.
“The work Mark has done has been exceptional, and he’s done a lot of work big club managers don’t do.
“Mark will carry on all the good work, and he is an exceptional man for the job.
“He has the backing of everyone at the club, and if the style of football has to change we will talk about that down the line.”
Mark Cooper has spoken for the first time as the full-time STFC manager.
“I’ve been in the hot seat for over a month and have been treated very well, and I like to think we’ve moved it on a step.
“I’ve had some great support from the people sitting next to me, and obviously I’ve done enough for them to offer me the job.
“I want to be part of the long-term future of the club. The club’s taken a different route in terms of transfer policy, and I can’t wait.”
Mark Cooper has been named as the new permanent manager of Swindon Town.
And here is Mark Cooper, so I think it's safe to say he's got the job.
Here we go...
We are also hearing non-executive director Sangita Shah could be joining us this afternoon.
It's now 4pm, and there is no sign of a new manager just yet. Plenty of press interest here today.
You can have your say on the new manager, once it is confirmed, by leaving your comments in the box below or by tweeting using #stfcadver on Twitter.
Three seats have been set out for today's press conference, with the new manager and chairman Jed McCrory certain to fill two of them, and maybe director of football operations Lee Power the other.
As exclusively reported by the Advertiser this morning, Mark Cooper is expected to be given the job full-time after guiding the team through their opening four league games of the new season following the departure of Kevin MacDonald just over five weeks ago.
Good afternoon and welcome to the County Ground, where Swindon Town are due to name their new manager at a press conference scheduled for 4pm.
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