Sources: McGreal agrees to be new Swindon Town manager

John McGreal is set to be appointed the new manager of Swindon Town, Football Insider understands.

The 48-year-old has held extensive talks with the club, who will be in League Two next season after their relegation.

A source has told Football Insider McGreal has agreed terms with Swindon and is set to be unveiled as their new manager.

He spent four years in charge of Colchester United before his dismissal last July.

However, his association with the U’s dates back to 2009 after joining the club initially as a professional development coach within the academy.

The Birkenhead-born boss was sacked after his side’s extra-time defeat to Exeter City in the League Two play-off semi-finals last season.

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McGreal oversaw 203 games in charge of Colchester and ended with a win rate of 37.4 per cent.

Swindon have been managerless since John Sheridan resigned his position after a 4-1 defeat to AFC Wimbledon last month.

Assistant manager Tommy Wright was in charge for the final four games of the season but has subsequently left the club.

It means they now have just one senior member of the coaching staff left – goalkeeper coach Steve Mildenhall.

They ended the season in 23rd-position, five points adrift of safety.

Sheridan took over in November last year after Richie Wellens left Swindon to take over at Salford City.

Wellens guided Swindon to the League Two title in the 2019-20 campaign and has recently taken over at Doncaster Rovers.

In other news, Swindon Town are racing to sing an out of contract Non-league sensation.