Micky Mellon

Micky Mellon was appointed manager of Shrewsbury Town on May 12, 2014.

He was previously the assistant manager of Barnsley and prior to his time with the Tykes, Mellon was in charge of Fleetwood Town.  Having only established in 1997 he remarkably guided the club to the Football League for the first time in April 2012.

It was his second promotion after taking over the Highbury hot seat as he steered the club into the Conference National after the 2009/10 season.

His playing career began in 1989 as a 17-year-old with Bristol City, spending four years at Ashton Gate, before he joined West Bromwich Albion. He played 45 league games for West Brom, scoring six goals in their promotion season ending in a play off victory over Port Vale at Wembley.

After a move to Blackpool in 1994, he established himself as a regular on the team and scoresheet. Under Sam Allardyce's guidance, Mellon made 138 appearances and scored 17 goals in all competitions. He was voted the club's Player of the year in the 1995-96 season.

Mellon then moved up a division to join Tranmere Rovers, who were then playing in Division One, for a fee of £300,000. He spent two seasons at Prenton Park, followed by a £350,000 move to Burnley. A further spell with Tranmere Rovers followed before his career was cut short through injury whilst at Kidderminster Harriers whom he joined in August 2004.

Prior to his appointment at Fleetwood, Mellon had coaching experience at Lancaster City and Burnley.

In the 2014/15 season Mellon's Shrewsbury achieved promotion to League One, being runners up to Champions Burton Albion.

Honours (4)
  • personal-awards
    • Tranmere Rovers:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (31/03/2019)
  • promotions
    • Shrewsbury Town:
      • Promotion to Sky Bet League One, (2015-05-02)
    • Fleetwood Town:
      • Promotion to npower League Two, (2012-04-28)
      • Promotion to Football Conference, (2010-05-17)
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