Godwin agrees Swindon extension
Swindon Town manager Neil Godwin has agreed a new three-year deal with the Robins.
The former Swindon defender led his team to an immediate promotion back to the third tier by winning the League Two title in the face of a one-year transfer ban imposed by the EFL.
His side now sit in 5th place in their first season back in League One, an impressive feat given the preseason expectations for the club set at wanting to simply remain in the division.
In his year-and-a-half at the club, Godwin has attained an impressive 52% win ratio as manager which included an incredible 2021/22 run in the FA Cup, leading them to a Wembley Semi-Final against Chelsea where they finally ended their journey.
He made no less than 14 first-team signings as the transfer ban ended in June with the likes of on-loan Jake Scrimshaw and Josh Pask excelling in League One, with Dion Conroy and Joe Wollacott - who both extended deals also performing well in the higher division.
The deal now runs until June 2025, earning a weekly salary of £2,500 with increases dependent on promotions or relegations.
“There are big plans for this club,” Godwin said after the news broke. “Clem and I are in constant contact, coming up with so-far successful strategies to reach certain milestones and we feel like we are well on our way to achieve them, even sooner than expected.
“We want to take this club to the very top as I think our fans deserve it. We feel that we are stable now, with a rejuvenated youth squad and first-team. We want to keep building and I intend to consult with everyone at the club to make sure it is done correctly.”
Godwin’s next game will be against divisional rivals Derby County in the FA Cup as they look to replicate last season’s success in the competition.
James: I guess that they had to sell it to me can't argue with the £1000 uplift per week though!