Former Forest Green assistant manager Scott Lindsey has left his role as boss of Swindon Town to join Crawley Town on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
Lindsey will be joined at the People’s Pension Stadium by assistant coach Jamie Day, who was previously manager of the Bangladesh national team and a former Forest Green assistant manager.
Speaking to Crawley’s media team, Lindsey said: “I’m really excited to be here. It has taken a while, but I am delighted to finally get the deal done and over the line.
“I am straight to work on the training ground tomorrow, they are a great group of lads, and I look forward to working with them.
“When Crawley put the approach in to Swindon, I was immediately excited and wanted to see what it was all about.
“It was clear to see the plan that Chris and the owners have in place and how they want to move the club forward.
“Working with Chris every day will support me, and it is clear to see that this is a progressive club who are only looking to move forward.
“I look forward to meeting all of the fans on Saturday and getting stuck into the challenge.”
Meanwhile, Crawley’s co-chairman Preston Johnson was thrilled to capture Lindsey and Day.
Johnson said: “We’re thrilled to have Scott and Jamie joining the club. I know they will demand the best out of our footballers and staff both on and off the pitch and help us set a new bar for CTFC in 2023.
“And, of course, I’m confident they’re the best for the job to keep us from getting relegated, which I know is all anybody ultimately cares about the rest of this season.”
Swindon goalkeeping coach Steve Mildenhall and first-team coach Gavin Gunning, a former Forest Green captain, will lead the Robins’ until a new coach is found.