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SKY BET LEAGUE TWO outfit, Southend United, have confirmed the appointment of Mark Molesley as their new first-team manager.
Molesley arrives from newly-promoted Vanarama National League side, Weymouth – the 39-year-old replacing Sol Campbell, who parted company with the Blues at the end of June following a disastrous tenure which saw the Blues plummet into the bottom tier of the EFL.
Molesey combined his job at Weymouth with a similar role with AFC Bournemouth’s under 23 side. As a player, the one-time midfielder represented Cambridge United, Aldershot Town, Stevenage and Grays Athletic before joining the Cherries in 2008
Speaking to iFollow Blues, Molesley enthused: “It’s a really exciting time for me and my assistant manager coming in.
“It’s a great day for us but it’s also a little bittersweet because I’m leaving two fantastic clubs as well, in Bournemouth and Weymouth. But we’re really excited by this challenge at this great football club so I’m proud to be standing here and excited by the challenge.
“After speaking with the Chairman I can see he shares the same vision and work ethic to take this club onwards and upwards.”
Molesley will be followed to Roots Hall Stadium by Tom Prodomo who assumes the assistant managers’ role.