MK Dons have confirmed former Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale as the club’s new manager.

Tisdale has signed a rolling long-term deal at stadium:mk, and replaces Dan Micciche after the previous Dons manager was dismissed in April.

The club have also confirmed that Matt Oakley and Mel Gwinnett have been appointed as Tisdale’s new assistant manager and first team coach, having served as part of Tisdale’s backroom at St. James’ Park.

MK Dons have also confirmed that Keith Millen will leave the club after his period as assistant and caretaker manager with the club.

Tisdale told the official MK Dons website, “When the owner contacted me we discussed the opportunity for a fresh approach, both on and off the pitch.

“We have a shared vision for the Club and want to build a unique environment and culture – one which will best enable the players to perform and become part of a winning football team.

“I am excited by the Club’s ambition and relish the challenge of guiding MK Dons to fulfill its undoubted potential.”

The move is Tisdale’s first change in 12 years. Tisdale had taken over as Exeter boss in 2006 after a stint in charge of non-league outfit Team Bath.

His time in charge of the Grecians saw the club earn promotions from the National League in 2008 and from League Two one season later. In Tisdale’s last two seasons, Exeter reached the League 2 play-off final. His time in charge saw him manage over 600 games.

Chairman Pete Winkelman spoke of his delight to get the move. He said, “Paul was our number one choice from the very start and although it has taken some time to become real, it is certainly worth the wait.

“Paul ticks every box for us and I am very much looking forward to working with him and his team, as we all look to bring back exciting times to Milton Keynes.”