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He's back! Paul Hurst appointed Shrewsbury Town head coach

24 January 2024

Club News

He's back! Paul Hurst appointed Shrewsbury Town head coach

24 January 2024

Shrewsbury Town are delighted to confirm Paul Hurst has returned to the club as head coach.

The 49-year-old enjoyed huge success when first appointed Town boss in October 2016. 

In his first season with the club, Hurst steered the club off of the bottom of the League One table and to safety. 

Then in his second season, he guided us to a third-placed finish in League One and to the play-off final. 

That year also saw a second trip to Wembley as we headed to the home of football to contest the EFL Trophy final. 

Hurst returns to the club alongside his assistant Chris Doig. 

Hurst and Doig have been appointed by director of football Micky Moore and chairman Roland Wycherley MBE. 

Moore said: “It was a tough decision to part company with both Matt Taylor and Marcus Bignot. 

“Both of them did their best to bring results to the football club. 

“But following the game at Peterborough, I sat down with the chairman, and we decided a change was needed for us to move forward. 

“Once that was agreed I presented a shortlist of names to the chairman - following the same procedure as when we appointed Matt. 

“I recommended Paul Hurst would be the standout candidate and the chairman agreed. 

“Having managed against Paul since 2009, we have a long-standing relationship. 

“I have followed his career carefully over the years and the discussions we have held over the last few days have been really positive. 

“I look forward to having a great working relationship with both Paul and Chris going forward. 

“We are delighted they have decided to return to the football club. They both enjoyed an outstanding time here previously and we are looking forward to welcoming them back.” 

A press conference has been called for 1:30pm today where Paul Hurst will meet the media alongside Micky Moore. 

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