In what is somewhat of a surprise announcement today, Stockport Town have confirmed a managerial change as Matt Jansen has left the club to return to neighbours, Stockport County to assist the coaching staff there. The club have also acted swiftly to appoint Jansen's replacement and confirmed the appointment of current captain Paul Turnbull and coach Mike Jeffries as the club’s new first-team managerial team, Turnbull in a player/manager capacity.
A full statement on the Clubs website reads....
The appointment of Stockport County legend Paul and former Burnley Academy Coach Mike comes as Matt Jansen leaves the club, in order to return to his duties of supporting the playing and coaching staff at Stockport County. We would like to put on record our thanks to Matt for all of his hard work since joining the club in the summer, and we wish him the best of luck upon his return to Carrington.
General Manager Jonothan Gains said:
“I’d also like to again thank Matt Jansen for all of his hard work and efforts during his time at the club. Matt was brought in to the Club to help set up the new infrastructure at Town following the takeover of Mark Stott, and he now passes on the baton to Bully and Mike having achieved just that. We wish him all the best back at Stockport County.
First-Team Manager Paul Turnbull said:
“For myself and Mike, who I’m delighted to have the chance to work alongside, we can’t wait to get started and help develop this exciting group of young players. Our attention now turns to Saturday’s home game against Sandbach United, and we look forward to seeing the Town fans down at Stockport Sports Village.”