DAVID Flitcroft has been confirmed as the new manager at Mansfield Town, ending his nine-month stint with Swindon Town.

The news was revealed on Mansfield Town's official Twitter account after the club announced it would be holding a press call at 10.45am this morning.

Ben Futcher has also joined Mansfield as assistant manager with the clubs agreeing compensation for the duo's services. 

Flitcroft arrived at the County Ground in June last year on a two-year contract after previously being in charge of Barnsley and Bury.

The 44-year-old won half of his 42 games in charge and has guided Town to seventh in the League Two table with 11 games remaining.

Speaking at Mansfield Town's press conference this morning, Flitcroft said: "When we (Swindon) came here and won earlier in the season, we got applauded off by the Mansfield fans.

"I felt the warmth from the supporters and really liked it here. 

"Everyone is pulling together at the football club and you can see that."

Stags' chairman John Radford said: "We have acted swiftly and diligently in appointing our new manager and are delighted to welcome David Flitcroft to Mansfield Town Football Club.

"David has a proven track record of success in this division and knows this league well. He has all of the qualities we were looking for and we are greatly looking forward to working with him.

"David joins a progressive club which is moving forward in all areas. He will be fully supported by a passionate board of directors, a talented and hard working team of behind-the-scenes staff and a magnificent, vociferous and encouraging fanbase."

Former Shamrock Rovers boss Pat Fenlon is currently even money favourite to take charge of Town.