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Paul Hurst appointed as first team manager

13 May 2019

Scunthorpe United is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Hurst as the club’s new first team manager.

The 44-year-old achieved promotion as a manager at Ilkeston Town and Boston in non-league, before guiding Grimsby back into the EFL after a six-year absence in 2016.

He moved on to League One side Shrewsbury Town in late 2016, taking over with the club bottom of League One. He kept them up during his first season and then led them to the Checkatrade Trophy and Play-Off finals in 2018.

A spell as manager of Championship side Ipswich Town then followed due to his success at the New Meadow.

He made over 450 appearances as a player at Rotherham United between 1993 and 2009, also including a loan stint at Burton Albion later in his career.

Paul will be joined by Chris Doig, who has taken on the role of assistant manager.

Doig, aged 38, was a Scottish defender who plied his trade for Queen of the South, Nottingham Forest, Northampton Town, Central Coast Mariners, Pelita Jaya, Aldershot Town, York City and Grimsby Town.

It was at the latter of those clubs where he became Hurst’s assistant, before joining him at Shrewsbury and Ipswich.

We can confirm Andy Dawson will revert back to a position on the coaching staff.

Kenny Black and Nick Barmby, who was helping during Andy’s spell as caretaker manager, have now left the club. We thank them for their efforts while with United and wish them well for the future.


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