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Ryan Lowe appoints Rob Kelly as his Assistant Manager

10 July 2018

Bury Football Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Kelly as Ryan Lowe's Assistant Manager.

Until recently, Rob held the title of Assistant Head Coach at Sky Bet League One side Fleetwood Town.

Having previously worked with Uwe Rosler at Leeds, Rob joined the German at Fleetwood in August 2016 after leaving his role as First Team Coach at Blackburn Rovers.

Rob brings a wealth of experience to Bury, having worked at all levels of football, as a Manager, Assistant Manager and Coach.

He began his coaching career with Wolves before joining Watford as Youth Team Coach, Blackburn Rovers as Academy Director, and then Leicester City.

Rob entered his first role in management at Leicester City, replacing Craig Levein to take control on a caretaker basis. Under Rob, Leicester went on to gain 21 points from a possible 30, in his first ten games in charge, steering the side up the Championship table and away from the threat of relegation.

He was then awarded the role on a permanent basis in recognition of his achievements and spent just over one year in the role.

The 53-year-old has also spent time at Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest.

Today we spoke with Ryan Lowe who said: “I'm thrilled to have Rob on board. Once I knew that Rob was available and that he was wanting to get back into work, I wanted to speak with him. From the minute that we met and chatted, we just gelled.

“Rob's going to bring a lot of experience to the club with his knowledge of football and the clubs that he's worked at.

“He's the best signing so far from a selfish point of view. He's here to help me, the staff, the players and also help the club get where we want to be.

“Again, I'm really pleased to have Rob come on board, and I'm really looking forward to working with him.”

Rob spoke of his delight at joining the club, saying: “I'm excited to be at the club and I'm delighted to have been given the opportunity to get back into football quickly.

“I'm looking forward to working with Ryan, a good, promising, up and coming young manager and also his staff.

“I'm hoping that I'll be able to bring a little bit of experience and a little bit of knowledge to the role from the things I've picked up throughout my career.

“It's an exciting time, as it's a club that the Chairman and management staff want to move forward.”


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