Neil Danns speaks on returning to Tranmere as assistant manager

The first part of Ian Dawes’ backroom staff was announced in early May, with the arrival of former player and vastly experienced midfielder Neil Danns. 

Danns joined Tranmere from Bury in 2019, and although his spell was brief, he was taken to by the people of Tranmere, so a return to a club he felt a connection with was fast for the 40-year-old. 

“I’m just really happy to be back,” explained Danns. 

“I was here a few years back, I had an incredible time, I got the feel for the Club, the fans and everyone involved here.”

Danns has had experience in the hot seat recently, managing Macclesfield FC in the Northern Premier League after being a player for two of those seasons. 

With the Silkmen already at the summit at the time with two managers, Danns, alongside Mark Duffy, finished the job and helped the side to its second consecutive promotion as it aims for an ascent back up the pyramid. 

With a promotion under his belt, Danns will be looking to use this valuable experience to spearhead Rovers, who have stuttered in recent seasons. 

“I was in charge at Macclesfield, had a really great experience there, and then the opportunity came to come back to Tranmere and once that opportunity came, I knew it was probably something that I couldn’t turn down.

“I spoke with gaffer and the chairman and it just seemed like the right fit so I’m privileged to be back.”

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