‘A sad day for Morecambe FC’ – Plenty of fans react as long-serving manager resigns

Jim Bentley has resigned as the manager of the EFL’s bottom club Morecambe FC.

The forty-three-year-old was English football’s longest-serving manager in the top four divisions. He became the Shrimps boss in 2011, having previously spent nine years at the club as a player. He managed the club in over four hundred matches and against all the odds he kept Morecambe in the EFL despite operating with one of the smallest budgets in the league.


The news comes after BBC Radio Lancashire tweeted last night that Bentley was set to leave the Globe Arena and become the new manager at AFC Fylde in the National League, who have recently parted company with Dave Challinor.

In a statement issued this morning on the club’s official website, Morecambe said they had accepted Bentley’s resignation with regret, but after the fantastic service the Liverpudlian had given the club, they decided not to stand in his way as he looks to embark on a fresh challenge.

The Shrimps have won just twice in the league this season, and rumblings of discontent were detected on Twitter after their latest defeat to fellow strugglers Stevenage on Saturday from some fans who felt it was time for a change.

After today’s events, these fans have got their way, but in reaction to the news that Bentley has left the club, most right-thinking Morecambe fans saw it as an extremely sad day for the club and wished him all the best when they took to social media to respond to the announcement.

Here is a selection of responses to the news on Twitter.





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