Football journalist Alan Nixon has taken to Twitter to claim that Bradford City are eyeing a move for Morecambe manager Derek Adams this summer as their search for a new boss gets underway.
The Bantams dispensed of Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars yesterday as they prepared to appoint a new manager who can take them forward in Sky Bet League Two next term.
It is clear that something big is happening behind the scenes at Valley Parade, with it being said in a statement by the club yesterday that plans are already in place to appoint the duo’s successor in the near future as other applicants are not being considered.
Now Nixon has made the following claim on Twitter about Adams, who is set to manage his current club Morecambe in the upcoming play-offs:
Bradford City. Favourite for the job is Derek Adams. Huge job at Morecambe. Bantams want that level of experience. Clearly have to wait for play offs to make move.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) May 11, 2021
The experienced Scot has done an astonishing job at the Mazuma stadium so far and helped the Shrimps to achieve a fourth place finish, thus securing a widely unexpected play-off place.
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Adams is currently preparing the Lancashire outfit for their semi-final legs against Tranmere Rovers, with the chance to secure a remarkable promotion to League One still being on the agenda.
The 45-year-old currently has one year remaining on his current contract with the club.
This would be a brilliant move for the Bantams and I feel it is a realistic option to pursue as they can offer far more financial incentives than Morecambe.
The job that Adams has done at his current club has been nothing short of fantastic, with many expecting the Shrimps to be fighting it out towards the bottom half of the league standings given the paltry size of their playing budget.
Taking the Bradford job would inevitably see more pressure being placed on the shoulders of a manager who has taken charge of the likes of Plymouth Argyle and Hibernian in the past, so he is used to high expectations.
It would be interesting to see if he agreed to take the job before or after the play-offs are completed as choosing the former could disrupt Morecambe’s preparations and subsequent momentum.