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The wait is over! New manager confirmed

A big Wimbledon welcome to Johnnie Jackson

16 May 2022

AFC Wimbledon is delighted to announce that Johnnie Jackson has been appointed as our new first-team manager.

The former Charlton Athletic manager today signed a two-year deal and immediately said: "I cannot wait to get started.

"I am extremely familiar with the AFC Wimbledon story and have total respect for what the fans have achieved - especially the marvellous new ground.

"AFC Wimbledon and The Cherry Red Records Stadium don't belong in League Two and I'll be doing everything possible to get us back up again."

Johnnie will be assisted by his former Charlton coach, Terry Skiverton (pictured below), who also brings tremendous experience to the Club.

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Our interim chair Mick Buckley added: "We are thrilled to be making these appointments.

"Johnnie had a successful first season as manager at Charlton last season following four years in assistant/caretaker manager roles.

"We wanted a young, hungry manager with a point to prove and that, coupled with his demonstrable knowledge of how to get results, gave him the edge over a strong field of candidates.

"I would like to thank my team at the Club and those who gave us advice during this thorough recruitment process. We received many applications, contacted other potential candidates, and drew up a shortlist with the help of three senior football advisors.

"We then had an interview panel, which included a senior football expert and Dons Trust Chair, Kris Stewart, representing our owners, the Dons Trust membership."

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Kris added: “Thanks to Mick and his team for the hard work over the last two weeks. I’m sure you will join me in wishing Johnnie and Terry every success. We are all doing everything we can to provide them with a highly competitive League 2 budget.

"We are excited about the season to come and look forward to challenging for a return to League One.”

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Pics: Ian Stephen

Here's how we announced the news on our social media channels earlier on.

 


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