Swindon chairman Jed McCrory set for manager discussions

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McCrory reveals 'tiring' takeover

Swindon Town chairman Jed McCrory will hold talks with Darren Ward and Tommy Miller on Wednesday to discuss their future as caretaker managers.

The playing duo were put in temporary charge last week following the resignation of Paolo Di Canio.

McCrory has yet to formally begin the search for a new manager and will keep Ward and Miller in charge for Tuesday's League One game with Bury.

"We'll review it and see where we are," McCrory told BBC Wiltshire.

"I need to speak to them about the position they are in - how the players feel and how we feel.

"We'll then make a decision as to whether we continue with that model, and bring players in that they request, or we look to make a permanent management change quite swiftly."

Di Canio left his role last Monday - three days before McCrory's consortium completed a takeover of the club.

The Italian, who had been at the County Ground for 21 months and led them to promotion last season, cited "broken promises" from the board as his reason for quitting, with the sale of Matt Ritchie to Bournemouth a major factor.

Di Canio's assistant, Fabrizio Piccareta, oversaw their 3-1 win over Tranmere which took them top of the table, but he and the backroom staff resigned the following day.

Defender Ward and midfielder Miller, both 34, were immediately put in charge for first-team affairs, and the Robins secured a 1-1 draw with Preston in their first game at the helm.

"It's full-on," admits Ward who, along with Miller, is in his first season at Swindon.

"You have to be prepared and focused for what's coming up but I find it quite enjoyable. It's a good challenge.

"I want to work at a million miles an hour - that's the way I am.

"Me and Tommy get on really well. Previous to this we had a good relationship and we've played against each other many times over the years. We want to keep going and build on this."

The pair have amassed 1,055 senior appearances between them, but neither have ever managed before.

"We've had a lot of support from many angles and we have many good people around us," he continued.

"My dad is quite a good person to call on, he's always full of ideas. Tommy's dad is involved in football as well.

"Everyone is supporting the effort to get the results we want to get on the pitch."

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