Paul Tisdale appointed as new MK Dons manager

MK Dons have confirmed former Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale as their new first team manager.

Photo taken by MK Dons

Tisdale has signed a rolling contract with the Dons, and will take over as the permanent replacement for Dan Micciche, who was dismissed in April.

Along with Tisdale, the club have confirmed that Matt Oakley and Mel Gwinnett will be appointed as the club’s new assistant manager and first team coach.

MK Dons’ new manager makes his move after 12 years in charge of Exeter, during which he achieved back-to-back promotions from the National League to League One. In the last two seasons, the club reached the League 2 play-offs.

Speaking to, Tisdale said, “When the owner contacted me we discussed the opportunity for a fresh approach, both on and off the pitch.

“We have a shared vision for the Club and want to build a unique environment and culture – one which will best enable the players to perform and become part of a winning football team.

“I am excited by the Club’s ambition and relish the challenge of guiding MK Dons to fulfill its undoubted potential.”

Tisdale managed over 600 games in charge of the Grecians, with his last being the League Two play-off final at Wembley nine days before his appointment by MK Dons.

Chairman Pete Winkelman said of the appointment: “Paul was our number one choice from the very start and although it has taken some time to become real, it is certainly worth the wait.

“Paul ticks every box for us and I am very much looking forward to working with him and his team, as we all look to bring back exciting times to Milton Keynes.”

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