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MK Dons announce Mark Jackson as new manager

League One side MK Dons have announced Mark Jackson as their new manager.

MK Dons Sporting Director Liam Sweeting said the reason Jackson was sought out was his record at Leeds, and his experience in player development:

“As well as a playing career to be proud of, Mark has achieved tremendous success at Leeds Utd, working across various age groups and playing a key role in the development of players such as Joe Gelhardt, Crysencio Summerville and Sam Greenwood”, Sweeting told MK Dons’ official site.

“This development success led to a move to the First Team in March 2022 where Mark assisted Jesse Marsch in retaining Leeds Utd’s Premier League status last season.

“We now feel he is ready to step into a Head Coach role and have the opportunity to implement his own beliefs and way of working.

“Mark has jumped at this opportunity which shows the type of mentality he has and that we require.

“I am excited to be working with him and our immediate attention turns to improving our situation and making an impact in the upcoming January transfer window.”

The 45-year old spent over seven years at Leeds, coaching from U18 to U23 and finally the first team. Jackson will take charge of The Dons’ Boxing Day fixture against Forest Green on Monday.

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