‘A perfect storm’ – These fans react as former Manchester United man closes in on L2 manager’s role

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Swindon Town v Woking - The County Ground, Swindon, Britain - December 2, 2018 Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens Action Images/Peter Cziborra

Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens is set to turn his back on the Robins and move to Salford City, according to reports.

Wellens oversaw Swindon’s promotion from League Two last season, but seemed unhappy earlier in this campaign when claiming his side needed more signings. The Robins have had a tough start to life back in the third-tier, currently sitting just outside the bottom four, although they have played two games fewer than the teams above them.

Salford City are looking for a new boss after getting rid of Graham Alexander earlier in the season. The Ammies are currently ninth in the table, but with a game in hand which could see them move as high as third. They have been in the capable hands of former Manchester United midfielder Paul scholes, but only ever on a temporary basis.

Wellens began his playing career as a youth at Manchster United, but made his name at Blackpool before spells with Doncaster and Oldham. He then appeared for Leicester City in the Championship, before another spell with Doncaster. He has managed Oldham, with whom he had two stints as a player, as well as Swindon.

It is believed he will be absent from Swindon’s League One clash this evening with Plymouth whilst the loose ends are tied up on his Salford City move. Fans have been quick to pass comment on the apparent decision to leave the County Ground, as you’ll see below.

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