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Port Vale hails 'new era' with new manager Rob Page

Former defender Rob Page has been appointed as the new manager of Port Vale FC.

Page, who first joined Vale as a youth team coach, has been acting as caretaker manager since former boss Micky Adams left last month.

Page took over after former boss Micky Adams left last month Credit: PA

And after overseeing wins against Barnsley, Yeovil Town and Leyton Orient, the club has now signed him up until at least the end of the season.

He said he was delighted with the position.

I am really pleased. I had a conversation with the chairman and he has offered me the opportunity to manage the club, which I am very grateful for.

I think the difference in the approach to games, especially at home, is there for everyone to see and long may it continue.

This is a proud moment for myself and I would like to thank the fans and players for their support, which will continue to be important in the future.

– Rob Page

Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite hailed his appointment as the "start of a new era" for the club, and praised Page for turning around the team's home form.