‘Alienates supporters,’ ‘The blokes good’ – These Plymouth fans react as former boss takes over at Morecambe

League Two’s bottom club Morecambe have appointed former Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams as their new boss the club have announced.

The forty-four-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at the Globe Arena and replaces long-serving Jim Bentley who recently resigned to manage National League Fylde.

Adams spent nearly four years at Argyle, leading them to the 2016 League Two play-off final before guiding them to automatic promotion a year later. He was sacked with one game to go last season as the Pilgrims headed towards relegation from League One following a disastrous run of five successive defeats, which culminated in a 5-1 capitulation at Accrington.

 

The previous year Adams managed the Pilgrims to a respectable seventh, and it appears he divides opinion amongst Argyle fans judging by their reaction to his appointment on social media.

Some accuse their former boss of playing negative football and of having an unfortunate ability to lose the dressing room, while others feel Morecambe had pulled off something of a coup in landing a manager with a proven track record. Adams also won two promotions with Ross County in Scotland and guided them to a cup final before he arrived at Home Park.

The Shrimps visit Plymouth next month, and it looks likely Adams will get a mixed reception in Devon.

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

 

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