Date of birth
John Filan became Assistant Manager to John Askey in early June 2018.
Filan had previously worked alongside Askey on a part-time basis at Macclesfield Town and the pair had become close-allys.
As a player, Filan was a goalkeeper and was capped twice by his native Australia.
He moved over to England in 1993 and played for the likes of Cambridge United, Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic.
Despite being a goalkeeper, Filan has taken a greater interest in coaching outfield players since his retirement as a player and worked in the Blackburn Rovers Academy.