Richard Wellens Profile
With competition for first team places at Manchester United extremely fierce, Richard Wellens decided to move to Blackpool at the back end of the 1999-2000 campaign. A versatile central midfielder blessed with the ability to switch back and forth between defense and offense, he proceeded to play almost 200 Football League games for The Tangerines before he joined forces with Greater Manchester team Oldham Athletic at the start of the 2005-06 season. After spending a couple of years at Boundary Park, the hard labouring player signed for Doncaster Rovers who he helped gain promotion to the Championship in 2008. Wellens then appeared for several clubs, including Leicester City, Ipswich Town, and Shrewsbury Town, before he was appointed manager at Oldham Athletic on the 25th of September 2017. Richard Wellens Playing Career: Manchester United, Blackpool, Oldham Athletic, Doncaster Rovers, Leicester City, Ipswich Town, Doncaster Rovers, Oldham Athletic, Shrewsbury Town, Salford City, Macclesfield Town. Managing Career: Oldham Athletic.