STEVENAGE have appointed former Colchester United advisor Paul Tisdale as their new manager.

The 48-year-old, who worked in an advisory role alongside Hayden Mullins at Colchester in the final two months of last season, has taken over at the Lamex.

Tisdale made a positive impact during his short time at Colchester, working alongside Mullins and helping them preserve their League Two status.


Prior to that, he managed Exeter for 12 years, achieving promotion to League One and leading the Grecians to League Two play-off finals in 2017 and 2018.

He also achieved promotion to League One with MK Dons and had a brief stint as Bristol Rovers boss between November 2020 and February 2021.

Stevenage are currently fourth from bottom in League Two and Tisdale's first game in charge will be away to Sutton in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night.

Chairman Phil Wallace told the club's website: "We needed to bring EFL experience and a fresh start into our club, so Paul fits that perfectly.

"He had an impressive 12 years at Exeter and was recognised as one of the brightest managers in the game, so his move to MK Dons and a promotion in his first season was not a surprise.

"He has developed a long line of talented players at Exeter that have moved up to higher levels.

"We have got a good squad of players and we are looking forward to Paul creating a winning environment.

"We have funds available to strengthen in January if Paul feels we need to do that."

Tisdale will be unveiled to the media at The Lamex Stadium tomorrow from 10.30am.