Russ Wilcox

Russ Wilcox was most recently manager of York City.

As a player, Wilcox turned out for Northampton Town, Hull City, Doncaster Rovers, Preston North End and Scunthorpe United in a career that lasted 18 years.

He notably played the majority of his career at Scunthorpe, where he was signed by Brian Laws from Preston North End in 1997.

He eventually became player-assistant manager to Laws in 1999, before taking up the role as assistant manager on a full-time basis following his retirement from playing.

When Laws was sacked in 2004, Wilcox took temporary control of the Glanford Park club for four games, until Laws was reinstated.

In his games as active first team manager, he drew twice and lost twice.

When Laws returned to the club, Wilcox reverted to his original role of assistant manager.

In 2006, Laws left Scunthorpe when he was appointed manager of Sheffield Wednesday, Wilcox shortly followed him to take up the assistant manager's role at Hillsborough.

On 13 January 2010 he was announced as assistant manager of Burnley, yet again moving to work under Brian Laws.

He left Burnley in January 2011 when Laws was removed from the role of manager.

After leaving Turf Moor Wilcox did some radio summarising for Radio Sheffield, some scouting for Walsall and coaching at the Doncaster Rovers centre of excellence.

Prior to rejoining the Iron as assistant manager under Brian Laws in October 2012, Wilcox had been assistant boss at Bournemouth for three months.

He was later appointed as full-time manager of the Iron in December 2013. It came following a successful five game spell in caretaker charge which yielded 13 points from a possible 15.

Following his permanent appointment he enjoyed immediate success by leading Scunthorpe United to promotion to Sky Bet League One to secure their return to the third tier of English football.  On a personal note, his 28 match unbeaten run from the start of his managerial reign set a 126 year old Football League record.

These achievements resulted in Wilcox being awarded the LMA Special Merit Award as well as the Sky Bet Football League 2 Manager of the Year at the League Managers Association 22nd Annual Awards Dinner 2014.

Honours (3)
  • personal-awards
    • Scunthorpe United:
      • LMA Special Merit Award, (2014-05-12)
      • Sky Bet Football League 2 Manager of the Year, (2014-05-12)
  • promotions
    • Scunthorpe United:
      • Promotion to Sky Bet League One, (2014-05-03)
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