Bury turn to former Leeds boss Blackwell after poor start to season
14:47 GMT, 26 September 2012
New appointment: Kevin Blackwell is the new manager of Bury
Kevin Blackwell has been appointed as the new manager of Bury, taking the reins from caretaker Peter Shirtliff.
He returns to Gigg Lane having previously served as a goalkeeping coach and assistant manager under Neil Warnock in the late nineties.
Blackwell, 53, who has previously managed Leeds United and Luton Town, was last in charge of Sheffield United between 2008 and 2010.
In a long playing career stretching over two decades, Blackwell kept goal for Barnet, Boston United, Scarborough, Torquay United and Plymouth Argyle, among others.
Bury have started the season poorly after previous manager Richie Barker left for Crawley Town on the eve of the season and are currently bottom of League One after a winless start.