Date: 20th March 2016 at 4:43pm
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Former Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper has been named manger of League Two side Notts County until the end of the season, following the sacking of Jamie Fullarton’s who was at Meadow Lane for only 70 days.

Cooper had been offered the Stevenage job on Friday however he turned that down as he was not allowed to bring in his own staff.

Cooper’s County are on 40 points and whilst they are safe from relegation, the have not won in 8 games and it will be Cooper’s job to turn things around in preparation for next season.

County lost 4-1 to Exeter City on yesterday which prompted the change.

County owner Ray Trew has said, whilst the appointment is only until the end of the season, Cooper could be given the role permanently.

“To be fair to Mark and to reward him, should he manage to get things moving in the right direction, I have agreed a points total with him, which will remain confidential, at which point his deal will become permanent,”

Cooper lead Swindon to the League One playoff final last season and was sacked by Lee Power earlier this season after falling out with Power and Luke Williams which resulted in poor performances on the pitch.