Stephen Robinson Named as Morecambe Manager

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Morecambe have named Stephen Robinson as their new manager for 2021-22 League One season following Derek Adams’ departure.

Adams departed the club last Thursday (3 June) just days after guiding Morecambe to promotion via the League Two Play-Offs, as he made the switch to Bradford City.

Morecambe have now appointed Stephen Robinson as Adams’ replacement at the Globe Arena six months after the former Tottenham midfielder resigned as Motherwell manager on New Year Eve 2020.

Speaking on his appointment as Morecambe manager, Robinson said: “”I am delighted to have agreed to become the manager of Morecambe FC and I am really looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

Robinson also spoke of his target being about ‘looking to build on last season’s successful promotion campaign’ with the intention to establish the club in League One next season through hard work in terms of preparation and recruitment in coming weeks.

Joint Chairman of Morecambe FC, Rod Taylor has expressed how ‘delighted’ he is to have Robinson as manager, despite having received ‘a number of quality applications’ but singled out Robinson’s ‘dynamism’ plus plans and contacts for praise as he seeks to push the club forward with his ‘excellent reputation’ in the game.

Taylor’s fellow Joint Chairman, Graham Howe added that he is pleased with how the club has moved quickly and expressed ‘every confidence’ that Robinson can put a strong squad together ready to tackle League One.

Morecambe have also confirmed that former striker, Diarmuid O’Carroll is to return the club as a first team coach after having worked with Robinson at Motherwell, whilst John McMahon is to remain in the position of Assistant Manager.

Robinson is the third Northern Irish manager to take over at Morecambe as he follows in the footsteps of Jim Harvey who managed the club between 1994-2005, before handing the reins over to compatriot – Sammy McIlroy until 2011 when he departed at end of 2010-11 season.

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