1.12.23 Matt Taylor

Bristol Rovers are delighted to announce Matt Taylor as the new First Team Manager on a three and a half-year contract.

Taylor has enjoyed a healthy playing career having spells at Exeter, Charlton and Cheltenham before switching to the touchline.

Matt had a successful time when managing Exeter achieving promotion from League Two and most recently has managed Rotherham in the Championship.

Matt will take training on Friday and will manage the team on Saturday as we face Crewe in the Second Round of the FA Cup.

As part of this change, Andy Mangan will be leaving his role at the club. Everyone associated with the club would like to wish Andy all the success in the future.

Rovers Chairman Hussain Al-Saeed said: "We are delighted today to announce the appointment of Matt Taylor as our First Team Manager. We would like to thank our fans for being patient with us throughout this thorough process whilst we identified the correct person to lead us in this new era for Bristol Rovers. Matt shared our visions of growing the club and has bought into our project. I am sure you will all join me in welcoming Matt to the club and wishing him every success."

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Andy Mangan for all of his efforts during his time as Interim Manager. We are confident that he will go on to have a successful career as a football manager and he will always be welcome here."

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