David Flitcroft appointed new Bury manager

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BURY have appointed former Barnsley boss David Flitcroft as their new manager.

The Bolton-based former Shakers player replaces Ronnie Jepson, who was placed in temporary charge in October after the club sacked Kevin Blackwell and has now left the JD Stadium.

Flitcroft, aged 39, made over 100 appearances for Bury between 2004 and 2006.

He returns with a wealth of coaching experience under his belt after working as assistant to Keith Hill at Rochdale and at Oakwell, before going on to replace him as Tykes boss.

"David is a dedicated individual who will not accept anything but the best for Bury Football Club," said chairman Stewart Day.

"He had received offers from other clubs at a higher level, but he has bought into what we are trying to achieve at this club and has committed his future to take us back to where we belong, the Championship."

Flitcroft defied the odds to keep Barnsley in the Championship in his first season, but was sacked as manager at the end of November after less than a year in charge, with the club bottom of the table.

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9:51pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Lisasmit says...

The Chairman has made his decision. Let's get behind the lads and the club and see what can be achieved.
The Chairman has made his decision. Let's get behind the lads and the club and see what can be achieved. Lisasmit

11:10pm Mon 9 Dec 13

longtimeshaker says...

flitcroft is a well liked man at bury and think stewart day has made a great decision to apppoint him as our new manager .. football needed instead of the last couple of years hoofball ... well done mr day & welcome home david .
flitcroft is a well liked man at bury and think stewart day has made a great decision to apppoint him as our new manager .. football needed instead of the last couple of years hoofball ... well done mr day & welcome home david . longtimeshaker

12:19am Tue 10 Dec 13

RONNIEJAWS says...

I cannot comment on Flitcroft's managerial abilities at all. I just wish him well. Also am so glad the DRIFT is over! For good, bad or somewhere in the middle for a while, at least we can try to start moving again. We just couldn't let this carry on till Jan 1st.
THANKYOU VERY MUCH MR. DAY.
I cannot comment on Flitcroft's managerial abilities at all. I just wish him well. Also am so glad the DRIFT is over! For good, bad or somewhere in the middle for a while, at least we can try to start moving again. We just couldn't let this carry on till Jan 1st. THANKYOU VERY MUCH MR. DAY. RONNIEJAWS

12:27am Tue 10 Dec 13

RONNIEJAWS says...

Oh it's just made my day this news. Lets all do as Mr. Day asks and turn out to welcome the new boss in big numbers on Saturday. We all still must know and realise he can't make miracles happen with this squad, and will need our support, patience, and time.
Oh it's just made my day this news. Lets all do as Mr. Day asks and turn out to welcome the new boss in big numbers on Saturday. We all still must know and realise he can't make miracles happen with this squad, and will need our support, patience, and time. RONNIEJAWS

1:29am Tue 10 Dec 13

easylife44 says...

This is a briilaint stroke by Mr. Day. Flitcroft is perfect for Bury Football Club and now we need to get behind the appointment. Well done Mr. Day, smart bit of biz.
Welcome Home David!!!. You are a proven winner and you have our support.

Ronnie, thanks for doing your best, you are a good person!.
This is a briilaint stroke by Mr. Day. Flitcroft is perfect for Bury Football Club and now we need to get behind the appointment. Well done Mr. Day, smart bit of biz. Welcome Home David!!!. You are a proven winner and you have our support. Ronnie, thanks for doing your best, you are a good person!. easylife44

3:30am Tue 10 Dec 13

easylife44 says...

RONNIEJAWS wrote:
Oh it's just made my day this news. Lets all do as Mr. Day asks and turn out to welcome the new boss in big numbers on Saturday. We all still must know and realise he can't make miracles happen with this squad, and will need our support, patience, and time.
I would agree, he cannot be judged by the current team. However, he is a proven leader and motivator. I see this going something like this "Give me your 110% effort or plan to play in the reserves and possiby move on". Flits is NOT a quitter and he wil mould and shape this team in his own image.....LEADER, WINNER, DEDICATED and LOYAL.

Again, thanks to Mr, Day for a stroke of magic. Good to know that the New Manager will have access to funds to get new players and he certainly knows the league very well.
[quote][p][bold]RONNIEJAWS[/bold] wrote: Oh it's just made my day this news. Lets all do as Mr. Day asks and turn out to welcome the new boss in big numbers on Saturday. We all still must know and realise he can't make miracles happen with this squad, and will need our support, patience, and time.[/p][/quote]I would agree, he cannot be judged by the current team. However, he is a proven leader and motivator. I see this going something like this "Give me your 110% effort or plan to play in the reserves and possiby move on". Flits is NOT a quitter and he wil mould and shape this team in his own image.....LEADER, WINNER, DEDICATED and LOYAL. Again, thanks to Mr, Day for a stroke of magic. Good to know that the New Manager will have access to funds to get new players and he certainly knows the league very well. easylife44

8:16am Tue 10 Dec 13

mammol says...

I can only agree and applaud all the above comments.!! it is a fantastic feeling knowing the Blackwell era is finally over with his trusty sidekick now gone .
i am sorry but i can`t be so forgiving for Jepson as he picked the wrong personel based on faveritisum,he has took this club to it`s lowest point that i can remember in over 40 years !!
So well done Mr day you have renewed my opptimissum and i like all others wish david all the best and hope everyone on Sa\urday can be a bit patciant and get fully behind the lads.
Come on everyone lets raise the roof on Saturday!!!
I can only agree and applaud all the above comments.!! it is a fantastic feeling knowing the Blackwell era is finally over with his trusty sidekick now gone . i am sorry but i can`t be so forgiving for Jepson as he picked the wrong personel based on faveritisum,he has took this club to it`s lowest point that i can remember in over 40 years !! So well done Mr day you have renewed my opptimissum and i like all others wish david all the best and hope everyone on Sa\urday can be a bit patciant and get fully behind the lads. Come on everyone lets raise the roof on Saturday!!! mammol

9:34am Tue 10 Dec 13

shakencity says...

He'd better not persist with Procter.lol

Onwards and upwards.

UTS!!!!!!
He'd better not persist with Procter.lol Onwards and upwards. UTS!!!!!! shakencity

10:36am Tue 10 Dec 13

mammol says...

well said that man !! (shakincity) lets also hope he sees the need to put Hinds in as captain and we know he likes people who will fight for the cause so with a bit of luck Holden may get a chance with Miller along side him and we might be lucky enough to bring the young kid back from Wigan if david manages like he played half of those prima donnas who were a fixture under the Blackwell jepson regime will be out pritty quick.
well said that man !! (shakincity) lets also hope he sees the need to put Hinds in as captain and we know he likes people who will fight for the cause so with a bit of luck Holden may get a chance with Miller along side him and we might be lucky enough to bring the young kid back from Wigan if david manages like he played half of those prima donnas who were a fixture under the Blackwell jepson regime will be out pritty quick. mammol

12:05pm Tue 10 Dec 13

rotarywing says...

Lets not be to hard on Ronnie. A more honest, decent and dedicated man I believe you will struggle to find. Yes, his managerial skills may be questionable but we shouldn't for get the mess he had to pick up. I for one wish him only the best for the future.
Now let's hope it's upwards and on wards. Let's also hope that the old adage rings true; a new broom sweeps clean.
Lets not be to hard on Ronnie. A more honest, decent and dedicated man I believe you will struggle to find. Yes, his managerial skills may be questionable but we shouldn't for get the mess he had to pick up. I for one wish him only the best for the future. Now let's hope it's upwards and on wards. Let's also hope that the old adage rings true; a new broom sweeps clean. rotarywing

1:08pm Tue 10 Dec 13

DODGY MEISTER says...

Lets all wait and see what Flitters will bring to the club, we should'nt expect miracles at first because Rome was'nt built in one day. So on Saturday which is a real six pointer lets get behind the lads.
Oh and as for Proctor i really think he is he best player the club has at the moment(God these drugs must be stronger than the doctor said,LOL..

And as Rotarywing said lets not be too hard on Ronnie, so i would like to say
goodbye Ronnie and thanks for all the fish.

UTS & FTD
Lets all wait and see what Flitters will bring to the club, we should'nt expect miracles at first because Rome was'nt built in one day. So on Saturday which is a real six pointer lets get behind the lads. Oh and as for Proctor i really think he is he best player the club has at the moment(God these drugs must be stronger than the doctor said,LOL.. And as Rotarywing said lets not be too hard on Ronnie, so i would like to say goodbye Ronnie and thanks for all the fish. UTS & FTD DODGY MEISTER

3:25pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Ex Pat of Bury says...

Well now we will see how things go,for sure they could not carry on any longer as they were.Jepson should hold no blame other than he had his favourites who are not good enough,but let us remember it was Blackwell ,who acted like the kid in the sweet shop,signing anything that came into sight.But Jepson has also gone now.Hopefully David will assess quickly who is to take us forward who needs to go and who should come in.Jepson just happened to be a left over after Fenton and the rest of the dinosaurs of the previous board and that non stop Blagger Blackwell of "I HAVE A REPUTATION" fame,as soon as i heard him say that i just knew he had dug a hole for himself and guess what he just carried on digging deeper.If Stuart Day is true to himself he will have already indicated who he feels is the Blackwell Deadwood to David and these players will also realise they will have no hiding place now.Come on the shakers there is work to do.
Well now we will see how things go,for sure they could not carry on any longer as they were.Jepson should hold no blame other than he had his favourites who are not good enough,but let us remember it was Blackwell ,who acted like the kid in the sweet shop,signing anything that came into sight.But Jepson has also gone now.Hopefully David will assess quickly who is to take us forward who needs to go and who should come in.Jepson just happened to be a left over after Fenton and the rest of the dinosaurs of the previous board and that non stop Blagger Blackwell of "I HAVE A REPUTATION" fame,as soon as i heard him say that i just knew he had dug a hole for himself and guess what he just carried on digging deeper.If Stuart Day is true to himself he will have already indicated who he feels is the Blackwell Deadwood to David and these players will also realise they will have no hiding place now.Come on the shakers there is work to do. Ex Pat of Bury

3:50pm Tue 10 Dec 13

RONNIEJAWS says...

It's just such a crying shame we had to endure Shirtcliff/Blackwell
/Jepson to get to now. We were a League 1 team, with our promotion core players still to work with as a rebuilding point. The then Board's incompetence to react and deal with the situation then cost us our very hard won League 1 status. It took about 10 years to get there, but less than 1 year to screw it up. I said when KB came in, my biggest fear was he was going to gut and fillet that heart of our team. My fear became reality. He didn't come even close to avoiding relegation, and then when left he said he had left a 'lasting legacy'. That's for sure! But fans notion of his legacy is one of deep dislike for him and all his tenure delivered. Not the legacy KB seems to have in his dreams. We are back to where Alan Knill was again when he started turning things around. A lot of hope rests on David.
It's just such a crying shame we had to endure Shirtcliff/Blackwell /Jepson to get to now. We were a League 1 team, with our promotion core players still to work with as a rebuilding point. The then Board's incompetence to react and deal with the situation then cost us our very hard won League 1 status. It took about 10 years to get there, but less than 1 year to screw it up. I said when KB came in, my biggest fear was he was going to gut and fillet that heart of our team. My fear became reality. He didn't come even close to avoiding relegation, and then when left he said he had left a 'lasting legacy'. That's for sure! But fans notion of his legacy is one of deep dislike for him and all his tenure delivered. Not the legacy KB seems to have in his dreams. We are back to where Alan Knill was again when he started turning things around. A lot of hope rests on David. RONNIEJAWS

4:03pm Tue 10 Dec 13

mammol says...

This is all we have all wanted !! a bit of light at the end of the tunnel` now that our darkest days are hopefully over well done to most people onhere who have tried to remain psertive despite all the rubbish being served up.
i am sure with the support of us all Flikkers will get us moving in the right direction but we will all have to be patient as he has not got a magic wand so lets all hope the majority of us keep the faith.
This is all we have all wanted !! a bit of light at the end of the tunnel` now that our darkest days are hopefully over well done to most people onhere who have tried to remain psertive despite all the rubbish being served up. i am sure with the support of us all Flikkers will get us moving in the right direction but we will all have to be patient as he has not got a magic wand so lets all hope the majority of us keep the faith. mammol

3:55am Wed 11 Dec 13

easylife44 says...

mammol wrote:
This is all we have all wanted !! a bit of light at the end of the tunnel` now that our darkest days are hopefully over well done to most people onhere who have tried to remain psertive despite all the rubbish being served up.
i am sure with the support of us all Flikkers will get us moving in the right direction but we will all have to be patient as he has not got a magic wand so lets all hope the majority of us keep the faith.
well said, we have to patient but we know we have a top guy in the seat. He will sort out the wheat from the chaff.....I am delighted.
[quote][p][bold]mammol[/bold] wrote: This is all we have all wanted !! a bit of light at the end of the tunnel` now that our darkest days are hopefully over well done to most people onhere who have tried to remain psertive despite all the rubbish being served up. i am sure with the support of us all Flikkers will get us moving in the right direction but we will all have to be patient as he has not got a magic wand so lets all hope the majority of us keep the faith.[/p][/quote]well said, we have to patient but we know we have a top guy in the seat. He will sort out the wheat from the chaff.....I am delighted. easylife44

2:43pm Fri 13 Dec 13

mammol says...

can i just ask why we have had no photos of our new manager on our website or in the Bury times or any of the sports reports across the web ?
I do think our website could give us a bit more info but hell what do i know ?? has anyone got any theories ??
can i just ask why we have had no photos of our new manager on our website or in the Bury times or any of the sports reports across the web ? I do think our website could give us a bit more info but hell what do i know ?? has anyone got any theories ?? mammol

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