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Morecambe close in on 46-year-old as Derek Adams replacement

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Stephen Robinson has agreed to take over as the new manager of Morecambe, a report from Football Insider has claimed.

Morecambe enjoyed an outstanding 2020/21 campaign, winning promotion to the third-tier of English football for the first time in their history, following their League Two play-off final win over Newport last month.

But despite, the Shrimps have found themselves searching for a new manager, with Derek Adams having left the club to take over at League Two Bradford just days after securing promotion.

Now however, it seems as though Morecambe are closing in on securing their own replacement for Adams, as they prepare for a historic 2021/22 campaign.

According to this latest report, Robinson has agreed to take over at The Mazuma Stadium, with an announcement of the 46-year-old’s appointment set to be made in the next few days.

Robinson has been out of work since leaving his role as manager of Scottish Premiership side Motherwell on New Year’s Eve.

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The former Bournemouth and Luton midfielder had been in charge at Fir Park for almost four years after taking over in February 2017, and had guided the club to both Scottish domestic cup finals during the 2017/18 campaign.

The Verdict

It does look like this could prove to be a rather decent appointment for Morecambe.

Robinson has plenty of experience managing at top-flight level from his time at Motherwell, so you do feel as though he has the credentials to manage in League One.

The fact that the Shrimps have moved to appoint him quickly is also a good sign, since it gives him plenty of time to put his squad together ahead of the new campaign.

It is also worth noting that given this is another eye-catching appointment to follow Adams with, suggesting that Morecambe are starting to become a more appealing club for people to work with, than they might have been considered to be in the past.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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