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Bury confirm appointment of new manager… from a Southern League club

Bury have this morning confirmed the appointment of Truro boss Paul Wilkinson as their new first team manager – despite an unsure looking future at the club.

Mike Hall of ITV Granada Reports first revealed the news, which looked increasingly likely, especially after Truro City Updates On Twitter stated last night “Another interesting development in the Paul Wilkinson saga. He didn’t attend the clubs preseason training in Devon this evening.”

He comes in after previous manager Ryan Lowe left the newly promoted League One side on the 5th of June to take over at now League Two club Plymouth Argyle.

After signing the contract, the new man said: “I’m delighted to be here, Bury is a club with a great history and I can’t wait to get started. I’m determined to drive the club forward in the right direction.”

General Manager Scott Johnson added: “It’s such a strong foot forward, Paul is a manager with a wealth of experience, something that is modern day and is exactly what we need and is required for League One football.”

It did look like Frankie Bunn was going to be the new Shakers manager three days ago, however it seemed as though talks broken down and he walked away from taking on the what will be a challenging role.

Just two weeks ago, Truro City appointed Paul Wilkinson on a full time basis after being caretaker on the 27th of March until the end of the season, where the club unfortunately failed to stay up in the National League South.

He previously has been assistant manager at Grimsby Town of League Two as well as a youth team manager for Leeds, caretaker for Northampton and assistant at Grimsby and Cardiff.

The former Mariners, Everton, Nottingham Forest, Watford, Middlesbrough, Barnsley and Millwall footballer joined the club back in March as caretaker but has now been given it on a full-time basis.


Fans took to give their verdict on the appointment of Truro City’s Paul Wikinson at Bury – check out what they had to say on the next page.


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