Richie Wellens

Oporto Sports are the official publicists for Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens.

The 36-year-old playmaker began his career at Manchester United in their renowned academy before joining Blackpool and then enjoyed spells with Oldham Athletic, Doncaster Rovers (twice), Leicester City, a loan month with Ipswich Town and then eight months with Shrewsbury Town before joining Salford City in September 2016.

Since retiring from playing, Richie has moved into coaching. His first role as a manager came with Oldham Athletic, before Wellens was unveiled as manager of Swindon in November 2018.

Oporto director, Dean Eldredge, who worked with Richie during his time at Leicester City, said: “Richie has a great deal to offer the game on and off the field. He is keen to continue playing, is working on his coaching badges and is looking to gain further media experience.

“He is a straight-talker, with a genuine passion for the game and I’m certain that he will be a successful pundit and we will be able to support him in his aspirations over the coming years.”

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