Former Carlisle United manager John Sheridan has been appointed the new boss at Swindon Town - his fourth club this year.

Sheridan has taken charge at the League One club on a deal until the end of the season.

The 56-year-old has left Wigan, where he had been on month-to-month terms, in order to lead the Robins.

It is the latest move in Sheridan's nomadic managerial career which, since his sacking at Chesterfield in January, has seen him in charge of League of Ireland outfit Waterford for eight games before joining Wigan in September.

He has now moved on from the troubled Latics.

His move to Swindon again sees him work under chairman Lee Power, who is also the Waterford owner.

He will be reunited with his former Carlisle No2 Tommy Wright, as well as ex-Blues players Hallam Hope and Joe Fryer.

Sheridan's short-lived spell at Carlisle in 2018/19 saw him lead the Cumbrians into League Two's promotion places before he left for Chesterfield midway through the campaign.

Swindon chief Power said: "I think the club needs John's experience at the moment and I think he will be a great help to the team and myself."

Sheridan added in the club's statement: "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."

"I know [director of football] Paul Jewell and the chairman and I'm very pleased they've given me the chance to come and work at a good club."

"There's a few players here that have worked under me before, some really good players at this club and it's a team I feel we can push in the right direction."

Swindon are sitting 20th in League One after last season's promotion under Richie Wellens, who recently left for Salford.