Russ Wilcox appointed Scunthorpe manager

Russ Wilcox

Scunthorpe United have appointed Russ Wilcox as their permanent manager on a 12-month rolling contract.

Wilcox, 49, was appointed caretaker boss when the League Two club sacked Brian Laws on 20 November.

His spell in charge has seen the Iron earn four wins and a draw to climb into the promotion places.

"It has become quite obvious over the five games in charge that Russ has taken this opportunity with both hands," said chairman Peter Swann.

He added: "It would be prudent for us to have a period of time before the January transfer window to sit down and chat about players - and that is better done with him as permanent manager.

"We all know that we cannot keep winning games and both Russ and myself understand we have a long way to go, but I could not see beyond him at this moment in time and it makes a lot of sense.

"Russ will continue to be assisted by Tony Daws and the other coaches until a time when he wishes to appoint a permanent number two."

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