Walsall appoint Jon Whitney as permanent boss on three-year contract

first_imgJon Whitney has been appointed as manager of Walsall on a permanent basis.The 45-year-old had been in interim charge since the sacking of Sean O’Driscoll in March.He guided the Saddlers to a third place finish in League One but their promotion bid was ended by Barnsley in the play-offs.Whitney, who was previously the club’s physio, has now signed a three-year contract to remain in the post.As part of the move, former Walsall defender Dean Holden has agreed a deal to become first team coach and will join the existing backroom staff of Neil Cutler and John Ward.“Jon is the right man for the job,” said Walsall chairman Jeff Bonser.“He knows the inner workings of the club and has all the relevant knowledge and experience to take the club forward. “He understands the philosophy and has an excellent relationship with the players, staff, fans and board of directors alike.” Walsall’s Banks’ Stadium 1last_img

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