'Exactly the kind of manager that’s been needed. Some appointment.' - the Bristol Rovers verdict on ex-Exeter and Rotherham boss

The Mem faithful have their say on the new appointment of former Exeter City and Rotherham United boss Matt Taylor.
Matt Taylor: Bristol Rovers' new manager Matt Taylor: Bristol Rovers' new manager
Matt Taylor: Bristol Rovers' new manager

Bristol Rovers fans have taken to social media to react to the breaking news that Matt Taylor has been announced as the new first-team manager at the Memorial Stadium. Other supporters took the opportunity to wish former caretaker boss Andy Mangan well, as the 37-year old left the club today.

Taylor left Rothertham United earlier this month with the Millers currently sitting 23rd in the Championship. The 41-year old also steered Exeter City to League One promotion in the 2021/22 season and summer signing Jevani Brown knows Taylor well as he was prolific for him in that very season.

Many names have been linked with the vacancy in recent weeks, including Garry Monk, Karl Robinson and Dean Holden. But the Rovers hierarchy have appointed Taylor as their new man. Five weeks have passed since the sacking of former boss Joey Barton. Since then, the Memorial Stadium outfit have recorded four wins, two draws and just one defeat under Mangan's watch.

Rovers currently sit 11th in the League One table, nine points off the play-off positions. Taylor's first game in charge will be this weekend in the FA Cup second-round, away to League Two outfit Crewe Alexandra, subject to a pitch inspection. The Mem faithful are aware of Taylor's successes at Exeter.

Gasheads will be hoping that new majority shareholder Hussain Al-Saeed will financially support the former Millers boss in the January transfer window. There is a lot to be excited for the Gas at the moment.

James Boycie: "Great signing. Exactly the kind of manager that’s been needed for ages now!"

Tom Butler: "I am happy about about this, seems a good choice. Whether he is an upgrade on Joey Barton, we shall wait and see but I am fully behind him, like I am with every manager."

George Sanders: "Go and smash it, Matty!"

Jon Davis: "This will be a great appointment and will reunite the club again."

Bill BRFC: "Welcome Matt, looks an exciting appointment. Again, I want to just say thank you to Andy Mangan. We will miss having you at the Gas. Been nothing but a class act, who I wish nothing but the absolute best for."

Jake Watson: "Really good appointment, probably the best available candidate." Faulla Shadday: "The best way to start December..."

Simon Gould: "Welcome to the Gas Matt. Admired your efforts in the past, particularly at Exeter and really hope you can help us kick on!" Ted Goat: "The best of the bunch, he likes to play attacking football and if he is backed by the custodians should be a decent acquisition, best of luck Matt."

Jerry Hicks: "Welcome to Bristol Rovers and the Gas. A new stand, a new manager, a new journey. Let the games begin. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!"