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Club Statement: Micky Moore

17 May 2023

Cheltenham Town Director of Football Micky Moore is to depart the club to take up a similar role at League One rivals Shrewsbury Town.

Micky joined the Robins in September 2018 as Head of Recruitment before being appointed the club's first Director of Football following promotion to League One in 2021.

He worked closely alongside managers Michael Duff and Wade Elliott as the Robins won the Sky Bet League Two title and achieved finishes of 15th and 16th in League One, the highest placings in the club's long history.

His move to Shrewsbury Town will unite him with former Cheltenham Town manager Steve Cotterill, who guided the Shrews to 12th place in League One last season.

"Micky leaves us after nearly five successful years and we can only thank him for his excellent contribution during that time," said Robins chairman David Bloxham.

"He has played a key role in the football side of the operation and helped us to develop from a club looking over its shoulder in League Two to one capable of holding its own against the likes of Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday. I would like to wish Micky all the very best for his new role and I hope that we will continue to maintain a good relationship with him for many years to come. He will always be welcomed back at Cheltenham Town."

David explained that although the Board didn't want Micky to leave, the club is now structured in such a way that a replacement should be able to take up where he left off.

"It's no secret that we wanted to keep Micky with us but he felt that the time was right for a new challenge," said David.

"Five years is a very long time in football and sometimes a change is as good as a rest. Having said that, we will waste no time in replacing the key aspects of Micky's role. The Board met as soon as he informed us of his decision and we have resolved to recruit a Head of Recruitment to handle the immediate task of working through the current transfer window. Our hope would be that in time, that person could develop the role further in the way that Micky did but the important thing for the immediate term is to continue the process of putting together our squad for next season.

"The Board and coaching staff are all fully engaged in the process and Micky has also agreed to a undertake a thorough handover so we are aiming for there to be a seamless transition to the new appointment. We will be advertising the role but the aim is to get someone in place as quickly as possible."

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