Bury FC have confirmed that Ronnie Jepson will remain in his role as first team manager until January. He was put in temporary charge after Kevin Blackwell was sacked on 14th October (see here). The Bury board have said in making this appointment:-
The main priority at this time is to implement a state of stability that can support the players to regain the type of form that we know they are capable of.
With this in mind and the fact that the players have demonstrated their full support for Ronnie Jepson, it has been decided to appoint Ronnie as the caretaker manager until January 2014. The current back room team will also remain.
The situation has been muddied by the amount of bizarre press and social media speculation linking the club with a variety of managers and potentially unsettling the players.
The past 2 games has demonstrated to us that the players have the desire to play for Ronnie and the fans and get out of the lowly league position.
Ronnie was a Grecian between July ’92 and December ’93. He was part of Alan Ball’s strategy to keep Exeter City in the old 3rd Division. He left before they did get relegated. He played 67 times for the Grecians and scored 25 goals. Signed for £60k he left for Huddersfield for £70k.
In all he played for Burnley, Oldham, Bury, Huddersfield, Exeter, Preston, Peterborough and Port Vale. He played over his career 414 times, scoring 103 goals. He managed Gillingham between 2005 and 2007 before resigning after a disastrous start to Gillingham’s League 1 season. He’s also had coaching roles at Huddersfield, Leed United and QPR. Then finally assistant manager to Kevin Blackwell at Bury.