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Top six favourites to become the next Morecambe manager

After Jim Bentley left Morecambe for AFC Fylde yesterday, we’ve taken a look at who are favourites for the job at Globe Arena.

He had held the role since May 2011, but said his goodbyes and headed to the National League side in the hope he can guide them further away from relegation and into the EFL.

Take a look at who are the top six favourites below and on the next page.



Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson were managers of Salford City between 2015 and 2018 and guided them to many promotions up the non league pyramid. They left the club by mutual consent, due to irreconcilable differences regarding performance and contract length.

They are currently managing Chester, and have managed 49 games, won 19, drew 15 and a lost 15. They finished 9th in the table National League North table for the 2018/19 season and currently sit 2nd.

Current odds on Sky Bet: 14/1



Steve Lovell was sacked by Gillingham back in April 2019, which got huge criticism from the supporters. Lovell came in over November 2017, after initially being an interim boss for the departed Peter Taylor in a month earlier.

He left the club 12th in the League One table, his record including his time as caretaker, was: Pld – 100, W – 32, D – 26, L – 34 , Win % – 35%.

Current odds on Sky Bet: 11/1



Paul Ince was last manager at Blackpool, but got the chopped after a year in charge. The club had made their best-ever start to a league season, picking up 16 points out of a possible 18, with five wins and a draw in their first six games in the 2013/14 season. He left in January however after being given a five game stadium ban for violent conduct towards a match official. Under his management, Blackpool won 12 out of 42 games and had not won since 30 November 2013.

He also had a spell with Notts County for the 2010/11 season, where he had managed 29 games, won 10, drew 6 and lost 13.

Before that, he was at MK Dons, his first spell was his most successful, winning League Two and the EFL Trohpy in the season. He finished 13th in League One for the second spell.

He also managed Blackburn Rovers (won just three games in 17, blamed financial backing despite spending £10m), Macclesfield Town (avoided League Two relegation final day of the season) and a player-coach at Swindon.

And of course before all that he was a player for West Ham, Man City, Inter Milan, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Wolves, Swindon, Macclesfield and England.

Current odds on Sky Bet: 8/1


Take a look at the top three favourites on the next page.


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