FORMER Tranmere defender Mike Jackson has been appointed as caretaker manager at Shrewsbury Town for the next three matches, following Tuesday’s departure of Graham Turner.
The 40-year-old from Runcorn has been with Shrewsbury since signing as a player in 2008. He then joined the coaching staff when injury forced him to quit in 2010.
Town have also confirmed the departure of coaches John Trewick and Tony Ford after Ellesmere Port born Turner stepped down. The 66-year-old had been the longest-standing manager in the Football League.
Jackson played more than 100 games for Tranmere between 2003 and 2006. He also played for Preston and Blackpool.
Jackson takes the helm with Shrewsbury now in the League One bottom four as a result of Crewe Alexandra’s 2-0 home win over MK Dons on Tuesday night.