Date: 27th May 2014 at 2:08pm
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Tranmere Rovers have today announced the appointment of former Exeter City assistant manager Rob Edwards to the position of manager.

Following on from the departure of Ronnie Moore, and the extensive search for a replacement, the 41 year old has now been installed at the club.

He recently left Exeter after numerous years at St James Park as both a player and then coach, also with responsibility for the youth team, and apparently he turned down an offer in the Premiership (presumably coach) to take up the role with us.

Speaking to the Official Site Edwards said.

‘I would like to thank everyone at the club for this fantastic opportunity. I’ve worked hard for this chance and feel I’ve been ready to manage for some time. I’m ready to put into practice the skills I’ve learned from 25 years in the game that has seen me work with, and learn from, some superb managers and excellent players. I believe I can develop a team at Tranmere Rovers the whole club, and the whole of Wirral can be proud of.’

Edwards goes on to say that obviously his aim is to have us challenging up at the right end of the table, but he also wants to put in place a structure that will see us capitalise on young talent, develop them, and help them make the transition to the first team.

Having experienced Prenton Park as both player and member of staff, he goes on to credit the fans for their support and passion in games, and he says he wants to make us a hard team to visit again for the opposition.

‘I’m looking to move the club forward with an attacking brand of high energy football and I can’t wait to get started.’

Chief Executive Jeremy Butler went on to say that Edwards is obviously recognised as one of the best young coaches in the game now, and he feels he fit the criteria we had perfectly, especially given his experience so far in developing players for the future, and they believe he is the right man for the immediate future as well and hopefully a promotion push at the first time of asking.

John McMahon will now continue in his role as assistant manager following his caretaker spell, and Dave Timmins continues as goalkeeper coach.