A certain National League manager is wanted by Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore, according to reports emerging this week.
The newly appointed Owls coach looks to Jimmy Shan, formerly of West Brom, to join his backroom team, Football Insider understands, with Solihull Moors letting go of him on Wednesday afternoon.
Moore was appointed the new manager of the relegation-threatened Championship club last week, but face a serious threat of getting relegated down to League One.
We are disappointed to announce that Jimmy Shan and Richard Beale have left Solihull Moors with immediate effect.
Both Jimmy and Richard are first class individuals and they have worked tirelessly to bring success to Moors.
However, after an up and down start to the season, recent results have not been at the level the club expects.
Jimmy and Richard have brought many positive qualities to the club. They have undoubtedly been hampered by the exceptional level of injuries to key players and fixtures being affected due to the pandemic and we have made this change reluctantly and with sadness.
We wish them well in their future careers and we are sure they will secure new roles quickly as they are both excellent coaches who will add value at all levels of the game.
For Moors, our ambition is undiminished. We want to bring success to the club both on the pitch and also as a club at the heart of the community. We remain committed, enthusiastic and confident that we will achieve these twin objectives.
We urge our loyal fans to get behind the team and the whole of Solihull to support us to ensure we become a best-in-class community club.
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Solihull Moors currently sit 17th in the National League, and look set to spend another season in the top tier of non league football.
A source has reportedly told Football Insider that they are unlikely to stand in Shan’s way if he is made an offer by Wednesday.
Moore recently left a bitter taste in Doncaster Rovers’ mouth when he left them to take over at relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday, though is yet to earn a point in charge of his new side.
They fell to a 2-1 defeat against 10-man Rotherham United in his first game in charge and followed that up with a 3-0 defeat to Reading at the weekend.
Wednesday are now on a run of six straight defeats and are seven points adrift of safety with 12 games remaining.
Solihull were in midweek action, however suffered a shocking defeat when they were thrashed 5-0 at home to Stockport County.
John Rooney scored from the spot on the 18th minute, before doubling their lead in the 20th minute. Harry Cardwell out the Hatters 2-0 up by the 24th minute and then found themselves four up within just under half an hour when Tom Walker found the net. Jack Stretton got one for himself, coming in the 80th minute, and giving Stockport a much needed three points as they look to keep up their promotion battle.
“It’s disappointing obviously, and somewhat embarrassing for a ten-minute spell,” he said, in reference to Stockport’s four-goal salvo in the immediate aftermath of Williams’ dismissal.
“We concede a penalty – whether it’s a foul or a sending off or not – and then we have probably the maddest ten-minute spell that I’ve ever been involved in in a football game.
“The players at half-time understood that we needed to be better in that period.
“I think he’s [Cardwell] gone down before he’s anywhere near Tyrone. It looked like he was on his way down before they’ve even come together, so on first take I’d lean towards it not being a penalty.
“It’s difficult to swallow because you’ve got to try and find a way to stay in it.
“My thought was who do we put on and how do we tighten up at the back but also enable ourselves to have enough players on the pitch to offer that punch.
“If you sit and defend, the inevitable will happen and they’ll keep knocking on the door until it caves in.”
“With the timings of the goals, it was just a case of damage limitation and trying to shut up shop and weathering as much momentum as we could,” Shan summarised.
“Thoughts very swiftly run to thinking that it could be five, six, seven, eight or nine – there’s obviously a lot of pride to play for in that second half in terms of making sure that we were as organised and resolute as we possibly could.
“But it’s almost impossible with the scoreline as it is to try and give a punch back and get them on the back foot.”
Fans reacted with the National League manager Jimmy Shan wanted by the Sheffield Wednesday boss…
Shan: “alright, Daz? Still need me in Sheffield mate..?
Daz? Darren? Hello?” pic.twitter.com/KfJV65MvjZ
— /pɔːl/ (@TheDelaney24) March 9, 2021
@suttonbaggie: Shan’s already booked his train to Sheffield in the morning
@MarkAbel_28: Being a coach and being a Manager/Head Coach are hugely different things. This is why Moore struggled with us, why Shan struggled, why Irvine struggled. These are all undoubtedly good coaches but there’s so much more to being a Manager, that takes experience.
@BromRefined: Not exactly pulled up trees at the Moors has he, nice little way out for him there
@paulknight1976: Yes, seems to do well out of being mediocre. Done nothing at Kiddy but moved up a league to Solihull. Not exactly doing much there but gets a gig 3 divisions higher
@LiamCrowe_1: Not worked out for him this year has it, still think they’ll be flying next year if they keep him though
@TheDelaney24: Nope, not at all. It all depends if they give him the time to change it how he wants or even if he gives himself the time to. Very different styles of play between him and Flowers.
@LiamCrowe_1: I’d be surprised if Shan wanted to leave, unless he wants to be a No. 2 at a higher club. Can’t see Moors getting rid either, like you said completely different styles will always take time to adjust
@ForeverAYellow: How does this guy keep getting jobs?!
ON THE DEFEAT TO STOCKPORT:
@_dommca: We’ve gone from a dangerous and physical team to playing 5 at the back inviting pressure. Shan’s time is surely up.
@jonnyascott: It would be good if he could react by setting the team up a bit better. 2 points from our last 5 games. 4 scored, 11 conceded.
@Gio_Dainty: Jimmy give me a call when you’re free. Me and @jsmith6792 can help.
@bh_1875: Time to go. Thanks for giving it a go Jimmy but it’s not working
@NEB_MUFC: Scribbling on the tactics board? More like playing naughts and crosses wit the assistant
@DraperGeneral: ABSOLUTE SHANBLES
@Keith53yrsAV: Get Flowers back
@KReilloc: Shan’s time has to be up now, though I’ve been saying that about Karanka at Blues for weeks…
@nathancarty112: I didn’t expect them to be this bad tbh!
@72jamesk: Bring back Mark Yates he’s the man to get us back up the table..!