AFC Wimbledon want Tranmere boss Mellon


Tranmere manager Micky Mellon has been linked with an unlikely move to League One strugglers AFC Wimbledon this morning.

According to an agent on Twitter, League One minnows AFC Wimbledon have made an approach to Tranmere to speak to boss Mellon. Agent Mick Weston claims Wimbledon have asked Rovers for permission to speak to Mellon about the vacant management position at Kingsmeadow.

The Dons are second-bottom in League One and parted company with former boss Neal Ardley earlier this week. They took the unusual decision of advertising the job online, requiring applicants to have a “track record of success in the game”, among other things.

So far, bookies have the likes of Lee Clark, Paul Hurst and even Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard among the front-runners for the Dons job, but Mellon’s name emerged on social media earlier today.

However, of all the clubs that Mellon could be linked to, a move to Wimbledon seems wholly unlikely.

While it would be a step up in division, it’s possibly about all it would be. There aren’t probably too many clubs above League Two that Mellon could move to and likely have a smaller salary himself and a smaller playing budget, but Wimbledon would likely be one (yes, that’s speculation too).

There would also be a requirement for Micky to relocate, something which seems unlikely given his career history to date. If a big club came calling, maybe it would become more likely, but this seems unrealistic.

As Micky Mellon continues to build on his success at Prenton Park, it’s to be expected that he will be linked with more and more clubs. Hopefully Rovers can keep hold of the Scotsman for a little while yet.

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