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MK Dons appoint Ex England Youth Manager, Dan Micciche, as new Manager

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MK Dons appoint Ex England Youth Manager, Dan Micciche, as new Manager 

League One strugglers MK Dons have appointed former academy coach and England Under-16 manager Dan Micciche as their new boss.

It is the 38-year-old's first club managerial role as he replaces Robbie Neilson, who left the club on Saturday. 

Ex-Bristol City boss Keith Millen will be Micciche's assistant, while Dean Lewington has been made player-coach.

"It's been a whirlwind 24 hours but we've got a lot of work to do now," Micciche told the club website.

MK Dons are 21st in the third tier, one point from safety.

Micciche added: "I understand the position we are in - it is not the position we want to be in - so first and foremost, our priority is to make sure we bring some confidence and belief back to this squad so we can begin climbing that league table."

The new manager, who previously led MK Dons' youth set-up, spent more than four years working with England's development teams but left the Football Association by mutual consent in December.

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