Micky Mellon
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Michael Joseph Mellon
  • Born: March 18th, 1972 (Paisley)
  • First Appointed: July 6th, 2020


Managerial History


Jul 6th, 2020 to May 25th, 2021

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Ian Harkes - 43
2. Jamie Robson - 43
3. Mark Reynolds - 41
4. Nicky Clark - 38
5. Lawrence Shankland - 36
6. Calum Butcher - 36
7. Liam Smith - 35
8. Peter Pawlett - 33
9. Benji Siegrist - 32
10. Ryan Edwards - 32
1. Nicky Clark - 11
2. Lawrence Shankland - 9
3. Marc McNulty - 5
4. Ryan Edwards - 4
5. Adrián Sporle - 4
6. Ian Harkes - 2
7. Peter Pawlett - 2
8. Cammy Smith - 2
9. Louis Appéré - 1
10. Luke Bolton - 1

First Match In Charge
Aug 1st, 2020 1 - 1 vs. St Johnstone, League (Premiership)

Last Match In Charge
May 16th, 2021 0 - 0 vs. St Mirren, League

Total Players Used:
31 (42 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Oct 7th, 2020 6 - 2 vs. Brechin City, League Cup (Sectional Tie - Group C)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Jan 27th, 2021 1 - 5 vs. St Mirren, League (Premiership)
Sep 12th, 2020 0 - 4 vs. Rangers, League (Premiership)
Aug 29th, 2020 0 - 4 vs. Kilmarnock, League (Premiership)


Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
46 15 15 16 45 56
(32.6%) (32.6%) (34.8%)


Overall League Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
38 10 14 14 32 50
(26.3%) (36.8%) (36.8%)


At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
24 8 7 9 24 28
(33.3%) (29.2%) (37.5%)

Biography

Micky began his playing career with Bristol City in 1989, spending four years at Ashton Gate, including a loan spell with Irish club Cork City. He moved to West Bromwich Albion in 1993, and Blackpool a year later, where he established himself as a regular in the first team under Sam Allardyce. In 1997 he moved on to Tranmere Rovers, spending two years at Prenton Park before moving on to Burnley. He returned to Tranmere in 2001, before turning out for Kidderminster Harriers, Witton Albion and Lancaster City where he went into coaching.

After a spell as a youth team coach with Burnley, he became manager of Fleetwood Town in September 2008, guiding them to two promotions up to the English Football League. He moved on to Barnsley as assistant manager before returning to management with League Two Shrewsbury Town in May 2014. There he secured automatic promotion to League One in 2015 before becoming Tranmere Rovers boss in October 2016.

He enjoyed success at Wembley in May 2018, taking Rovers back to the EFL after a 2-1 win over Boreham Wood in the National League play-off final, and another promotion followed for Micky as he guided Tranmere to back-to-back promotions after defeating Newport County at Wembley in the League Two play-off final in 2019. By March 2020, Rovers were within the relegation zone of League One, and after the cancellation of fixtures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the club were relegated to League Two.

After a well publicised search for a new manager following the departure of Robbie Neilson, United announced Micky as the clubs first team manager in July 2020.

As manager of the team during the Covid-19 pandemic, Micky's entire tenure as manager was played behind closed doors. United began brightly under his stewardship, taking 7 points from their first 4 games before defeat to Celtic unraveled his good start. As the season progressed, a feature of Mellon's tactics was the determination to doggedly defend in games, resulting in a five clean sheets in the space of six games during October and November, and the "no score draw" becoming a familiar result.

With the club in a bottom six battle for Premiership survival, Mellon guided the club through a series of good results towards the end of the campaign, before securing safety with a 1-0 win over Hamilton on April 10th. United rounded off their season with a good run in the Scottish Cup, reaching the semi-final stage before bowing out against Hibs at Hampden.

On 25 May 2021, United confirmed that Micky Mellon had left the club by mutual agreement.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Jack Newman Jul 10th, 2020
2. Luke Bolton Jul 28th, 2020
3. Ryan Edwards Aug 3rd, 2020
4. Florent Hoti Sep 11th, 2020
5. Jeando Fuchs Oct 4th, 2020
6. Marc McNulty Oct 5th, 2020
7. Neil Alexander Oct 7th, 2020
8. Ross Doohan Apr 24th, 2021

Youth Players Signed On Pro Terms
Player Date Signed
1. Miller Thomson Aug 7th, 2020
2. Dominik Naglik Aug 7th, 2020
3. Kerr Smith Dec 12th, 2020
4. Jacob Comerford Jan 23rd, 2021
First Signing

Jack Newman
on Jul 10th, 2020