Current Port Vale coach Rob Page is ‘set to be named’ the next Wimbledon manager on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Hounslow Chronicle.
Wimbledon sacked manager Terry Brown in September and are in the market for a new boss. Now, the Hounslow Chronicle is reporting that “Wimbledon are set to unveil Robert Page as their new manager.”
According to the newspaper, Page, who earlier this season was linked with the Wales U21 role, is “understood to have been given the nod ahead of former Don Neal Ardley and caretaker boss Simon Bassey to take over the reins at Kingsmeadow.”
Meanwhile, Wimbledon themselves have announced a 4pm press conference on Wednesday afternoon to announce their new boss.
Page has arguably played a major role in Vale’s revival this season after he replaced Geoff Horsfield as Vale’s first-team coach and losing a key member of the backroom staff would be a big blow for the Valiants, especially as it is unlikely that the administrators will allow any funds to replace him.
Rob Page factfile
Page made over 550 appearances as a player and was capped 41 times by Wales.
He has achieved UEFA A and B License qualifications and originally joined Vale as youth team coach before his promotion to the first team in the summer.