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Town appoint Jamie Day as assistant

Former Bangladesh national coach becomes Lindsey’s number two

23 June 2022

Swindon Town are delighted to confirm Jamie Day has been appointed as the club’s new assistant coach.

The 42-year-old will work alongside First-Team Head Coach Scott Lindsey, who took The County Ground reigns earlier this week.

An Arsenal trainee in his youth, Day went on to appear for AFC Bournemouth and Dover Athletic in the early stages of his career, before spells with the likes of Dartford, Welling United and Ebbsfleet towards the end.

Day boasts a varied CV at coaching level, having been appointed First-Team Coach at Gillingham back in 2017, before heading to Barrow in February 2018 as assistant to Adrian Pennock.

In May 2018, he was appointed Head Coach of the Bangladesh national team, where he guided the nation to their best ever performance in the 2018 Asian Games, where they recorded a shock win over Qatar and drew with Thailand to reach the Round of 16 for the first time in their history.

Under Day’s guidance, The Bengal Tigers reached the third round of the recent 2023 AFC Asian Cup and 2022 World Cup joint qualifiers, and to date, he’s the countries longest serving head coach.

Upon joining Swindon, Jamie said: “I’m really looking forward to the job ahead and working with Scott, who has already done great things here at the football club.

“We came up against each other during our playing days and we’ve always had a mutual respect for each other and stayed in touch. He wants to play the game in the right way and I’m really excited with his plans and where he wants to take the club.”

Newly-appointed First-Team Head Coach, Scott Lindsey, said: “I’m delighted to have Jamie onboard.

“He’s a fantastic coach and a man I trust greatly to help me drive this side forward.

“Importantly, he understands the ethos and DNA of the football club as well as the direction we want to go, and his experience coaching at international level will be a huge asset.”

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