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Who is Newport County manager Michael Flynn?
Michael Flynn is the current Newport County manager after being appointed in March 2017. Flynn was born in Newport, Wales on 17 October 1980. Flynn originally played football for clubs around England and Wales such as Newport County, Wigan Athletic, Blackpool and Bradford City between the years of 1999 and 2018.
Across Flynn’s playing career, he played for clubs such as Newport County, Barry Town, Wigan Athletic, Blackpool on loan, Gillingham, Huddersfield Town, Darlington on loan, Bradford City and Undy Athletic. He made 420 competitive appearances across his career scoring 75 goals along the way. Michael Flynn played as a midfielder but could play almost anywhere across the field.
Michael Flynn did work as a coach at Newport County and Undy Athletic whilst also working as an estate agent. He then went back to Newport County on a full-time basis where he worked as an ambassador and different coaching roles before being appointed as caretaker manager of the club at the start of 2017.
In March 2017, Michael Flynn replaced Graham Westley as the Newport County manager after the latter was sacked by the club. This was Flynn’s first big managerial job and did well in his opening season guiding the club to 22nd place and surviving relegation. In the following season, Flynn took the club to an 11th placed finish whilst also taking the club to the fourth round of the FA Cup where they lost to Tottenham Hotspur. In the 2018-19 season, Newport County finished 7th and reached the playoff final where they unfortunately lost to Tranmere Rovers 1-0 after extra time. The club also reached the 5th round of the FA Cup after beating the likes of Leicester City and Middlesborough before losing narrowly to Manchester City.
Michael Flynn has done wonders for Newport County and the club will be looking forward to a successful partnership with the Welsh manager. They’ll be looking forward to the upcoming season with the hopes of promotion and maybe even another good cup run. Although Flynn lacks managerial experience and many honours, he’s a breath of fresh air in the dressing room as he gives something that not many other managers can give to a club like Newport County. Flynn has improved the club’s finances and reputation given the success in the FA Cup over recent years and the club will be desperate to keep hold of him long term.