SWINDON Town have appointed former Bangladesh national team manager Jamie Day as the club’s new assistant coach.

The 42-year-old will work alongside Scott Lindsey after he was handed the position of head coach on Monday.

Day has enjoyed spells in coaching at EFL clubs Gillingham - where he was a first-team coach - and Barrow, where he was Adrian Pennock’s number two for 16 matches towards the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

Day had also assisted Pennock for two seasons at Forest Green Rovers during their time in the National League, with spells as manager of south-eastern clubs Ebbsfleet United, Braintree, and Welling United under his belt too.

Town’s new assistant was appointed head coach of the Bangladesh senior team and Bangladesh Under-23s in May 2018 and went on to lead the Bengal Tigers to a series of notable achievements.

The Asian nation, which is currently ranked 192nd in the world, notched its best ever performance in the 2018 Asian Games, where the side recorded a shock win over Qatar and drew with Thailand to reach the Round of 16 for the first time in the country’s history.

Under Day’s guidance, Bangladesh also reached the third round of the recent 2023 AFC Asian Cup and 2022 World Cup joint-qualifiers.

Speaking to Town’s media team after joining the club, Day said: “I’m really looking forward to the job ahead and working with Scott, who has already done great things here at the football club.

“We came up against each other during our playing days and we’ve always had a mutual respect for each other and stayed in touch. He wants to play the game in the right way and I’m really excited with his plans and where he wants to take the club.”

Meanwhile, Lindsey said: “I’m delighted to have Jamie onboard. He’s a fantastic coach and a man I trust greatly to help me drive this side forward.

“Importantly, he understands the ethos and DNA of the football club as well as the direction we want to go, and his experience coaching at international level will be a huge asset.”