Ex-Blues: former Carlisle United star Jansen leaves manager post for new role

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Matt Jansen (photo: PA)
Matt Jansen (photo: PA)

Former Carlisle United star Matt Jansen has left his non-league managerial role - and returned to a previous club.

The ex-Blues favourite has been in charge of North West Counties First Division South side Stockport Town since last July.

But is has now been confirmed that the former Premier League star is returning to a previous post with National League leaders Stockport County.

Jansen, 44, has previously been with the Hatters in a recruitment and player liaison capacity.

He now returns in a role which has been described as "supporting the playing and coaching staff" at the Edgeley Park club.

Stockport Town have replaced Jansen at the helm with Paul Turnbull and Mike Jeffries.

Stockport County are owned by wealthy businessman Mark Stott, who also owns Pro Football Academy - the owners of Stockport Town.

In a statement, Stockport Town said of Jansen: "We would like to put on record our thanks to Matt for all of his hard work since joining the club in the summer, and we wish him the best of luck upon his return to Carrington."

General manager Jonothan Gains added: “I’d also like to again thank Matt Jansen for all of his hard work and efforts during his time at the club.

"Matt was brought in to the Club to help set up the new infrastructure at Town following the takeover of Mark Stott, and he now passes on the baton to Bully and Mike having achieved just that.

"We wish him all the best back at Stockport County."

Turnbull said he had enjoyed playing under Jansen and added: "I want to thank him for that and wish him well back at County, where I’m sure he’ll have a big impact."

The Stockport Town post was Jansen's first managerial role since his departure from Chorley in 2018.

The Wetheral star's playing career saw spells with the Blues, Crystal Palace, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Wrexham.

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