Grimsby hire Michael Jolley as new manager on rolling contract

Grimsby have appointed Michael Jolley as their new manager on a rolling contract.

Jolley replaces Russell Slade, who was sacked by the Mariners following their 3-0 defeat at Crawley last month.

That loss extended Town's winless run to 12 matches and ended Slade's second spell in charge of the club.

Jolley -- who has coached at Burnley, Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace -- joins with the Mariners six points above the League Two relegation zone.

His last managerial role was at AFC Eskilstuna in Sweden and is set to take charge of his first Grimsby game on Saturday at Carlisle.

In a message to Mariners supporters on his official Twitter account, Jolley dared the fans to dream big.

He said: "It will be my privilege to serve you. I will do everything in my power to play my part in creating a football club we can all be proud of.

"In my experience -- anything is possible -- if we dream big, work hard and work together. If we are as one, we will be stronger."

The decision comes at the expense of Sol Campbell, who has been active in stating his desire to land a job in management, and recently said he'd be "over the moon" to work at Grimsby.