Swindon Town appoint Paul Hart as new boss



Swindon Town have appointed former Portsmouth manager, Paul Hart as the man to keep them in League One.

Hart, who hasn’t worked since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season was drafter in after Danny Wilson resigned yesterday.

Hart has signed a deal until the end of the season and keeping the club in League One will be his primary target.

Swindon chairman, Andrew Fitton welcomed the new man, and backed him to beat the drop.

“Paul has twice been in the situation of having to rescue a club from the throes of relegation – the first time at Portsmouth in 2008/09 and also at Crystal Palace in 2009/10 when he was charged with keeping the club up with 14 matches to go, having had 10 points deducted in mid-season,” Fitton told Swindon’s website.

“Paul has been selected because of his experience in guiding teams away from the relegation zone, something that Swindon Town FC is determined to do.”

“There are 13 games left to achieve this objective and so time is not on our side for any experimentation. We had to go for experience.

“Paul will begin immediately and will be deciding on his support team in due course.”

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