BEN Garner has been named as Swindon Town's new head coach with former chief scout Ben Chorley being appointed as the club's new director of football.

Scott Marshall and Scott Lindsey have also been named as part of Garner's backroom team, with Steve Mildenhall remaining as the club's goalkeeping coach and Lee Peacock returning to the academy set-up.

Former Bristol Rovers boss Garner was the odds-on favourite with bookmakers in the days leading up to Clem Morfuni's confirmed takeover at the County Ground, and the Australian wasted no time in making swift appointments in two key positions.

The length of either person's contract are not yet known, but Morfuni said in a statement released by the club that he was keen to implement a DoF and head coach model rather than a traditional manager "because I want continuity to run through the club."

Morfuni went on to highlight that if the head coach moves on for whatever reason, the philosophy of the club remains the same and the playing staff would then not need "a complete overhaul" every summer.

Town's new owner - who was only confirmed as the club's chief earlier on Wednesday - said he wants to create a "young, forward-thinking, vibrant" club that possesses a team that plays an exciting style of football.

On Chorley, Morfuni revealed he has known the 38-year-old for five years and credited his knowledge of football before explaining the reasons for his appointment.

Morfuni said: "When I came to the club, it didn’t have a head of recruitment or chief scout which I thought was completely wrong. The most important part of building a successful team is recruiting the right players.

"Ben was actively involved in the recruitment for a couple of years at the club and helped the club make some excellent signings over that period. I have full faith that, given time and support, he will be able to build and put in place the correct infrastructure at the club and make the correct acquisitions to implement my vision."

Morfuni revealed he tasked his new DoF with playing a key role in choosing the club's new manager, and that Chorley took time to fully understand the remit of finding a forward-thinking coach who loves being on the training pitch before recommending Garner. 

Town's new owner stated he is "fully convinced" Garner is the right man for the job and will help to take the club forward.

Morfuni said: "Ben Garner is a pro license coach, he has over 20 years coaching experience at every level of the game, he’s worked at Premier League clubs and is an extremely respected coach within the game. 

"Please support our new management team, I have complete faith that they are people to take this club forward but they’re going to need patience and time because they inherit an extremely difficult set of circumstances.

"As I have said before, if we stay united, if we all pull in the same direction then together with your incredible support, we will turn this great club around."