Morecambe reinstall Derek Adams as manager, as the club confirmed earlier today.
Adams guided them to promotion days before leaving the club last time out.
Less than one year later, the Scottish coach has returned and will bid to secure League One safety.
Morecambe Reinstall Derek Adams as Manager Less Than a Year After He Left
Morecambe Football Club is delighted to announce the return of Derek Adams as our new first-team manager.#UTS 🦐
— Morecambe FC (@ShrimpsOfficial) February 24, 2022
Easy Decision to Return
Morecambe are 21st in the League One table as Adams returns. With four teams going down, that puts the Shrimps two points below safety, of which the final spot is held by AFC Wimbledon at the moment.
On his return, Adams told the club website: “I am really looking forward to it, we have obviously got a challenge between now and the end of the season to stay in League One, we are in the relegation zone at this moment in time.
“I know the football club well, they were very good to me when I was here before, the co-chairmen, the board of directors, the supporters, the staff and the players were fantastic and it was a really easy decision for me to come back.”
Adams initially left to pursue other opportunities which saw him take the Bradford City job. He was unsuccessful with the Bantams and was sacked just over a week ago. He has today been replaced by Mark Hughes in a sensational appointment at Valley Parade.
The former Plymouth Argyle boss replaces Stephen Robinson at Morecambe with Robinson having decided to return to Scotland with St Mirren.
If anything is going to keep Morecambe in the league it may be their goals. They have scored 43 goals so far in League One this season – the three teams below them have all scored just 26 times.
Adams faces a tricky start in his second spell as Shrimps boss, they host Kieran McKenna’s Ipswich Town on Saturday, 26 February. The Tractor Boys have been on a decent run of form and it will take a good Morecambe performance to take any points come the weekend.
John McMahon has also returned as assistant manager.
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