Wild appointed Halifax boss

Date published: 25 July 2019

Popular former Athletic caretaker boss Pete Wild has been unveiled as the new manager of National League side FC Halifax Town.

Lifelong Athletic fan Wild, aged 34, had two spells as caretaker-manager at Boundary Park either side of Paul Scholes' short-lived reign last season, before taking over permanently in March and guiding the team to 14th place in League Two.

Former Academy coach Wild was in caretaker-charge for Athletic's famous FA Cup giant-killing victory against Premier League side Fulham, but left the club at the end of last season due to ‘personal reasons’.

Wild took up coaching at the age of 18, and worked with Athletic for 10 years, rising through Oldham's backroom staff to become head of their academy.

It was reported he turned down the chance to stay on as manager at the end of last season.

Wild, who replaces former Town boss Jamie Fullarton following his resignation earlier this month, told the FC Halifax Town website: "I'm really looking forward to the challenge ahead, I feel I can draw on my experiences from last season and work quickly to ensure this club competes well in this division.

“This is an exciting time for us all and a challenge we should all embrace."

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