Former Waterford boss John Sheridan has left Wigan to become first-team manager at fellow Sky Bet League One club Swindon.

The 56-year-old ended his short sojourn in the SSE Airtricity League in September and made the move to the DW Stadium on a short-term contract. 

Speaking on behalf of Wigan's joint-administrators, Dean Watson said: "We would like to place on record our thanks to John for his efforts during the last two months and we wish him well in his future career.

Sheridan departs with the Latics bottom of the table on seven points, while Swindon are only two points better off in 21st.

Richie Wellens left the Robins at the start of this month to drop down a division and take over at Salford.

His successor arrives at the County Ground with a wealth of experience after long managerial spells with Oldham, Chesterfield and Plymouth.

A former Republic of Ireland international, Sheridan has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the campaign. 

He told the official club website: "I’m very pleased to be here. I get the opportunity to manage a good club who were successful last season and a club who are trying to get promotion in a really tough league."