Jim Bentley


Jim Bentley

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League Two side Morecambe have been managed by Jim Bentley since 2011, making him one of the longest serving managers in English football.

The Shrimps narrowly avoided the drop out of the Football League between 2011 and 2014, but recorded a decent 11th place in 2014/15, however they were once again embroiled in a relegation dogfight in 2015/16, then finished 18th last season.

Established in 1920, Morecambe had long been associated with the Non League football scene, but in the 2006/2007 season, the Shrimps managed to finally make it out of the non-league arena and venture into the Football League.

Morecambe's FA Trophy win in 1974 was their greatest accolade, but it was the appointment of former Manchester United star Sammy McIlroy that would be the catalyst for greater things as the former midfielder was instrumental in their promotion from the Conference.

A play-off success at Wembley in 2007 saw Morecambe gain promotion to League Two and it has been at that level that they have cemented their place, and they will certainly be looking for more progression under Jim Bentley.

Recent Form


Morecambe have a solitary win against Macclesfield Town and 3 draws against Salford City, Mansfield Town & Mansfield Town over the last 10 games to thank for earning a mediocre 6 points. Morecambe have surrendered 23 goals in the process while scoring 9 to give them a poor 23 goal difference.

Upcoming Fixtures

21 SepOldham Athletic14:00Morecambe
28 SepMorecambe14:00Northampton Town
05 OctPort Vale14:00Morecambe
12 OctMorecambe14:00Bradford City
19 OctColchester United14:00Morecambe
22 OctMorecambe18:45Forest Green

Recent Results

17 SepMorecambe0 - 1Walsall
14 SepScunthorpe United3 - 0Morecambe
07 SepMorecambe2 - 2Salford City
03 SepBlackpool5 - 1Morecambe
31 AugSwindon Town3 - 1Morecambe
27 AugBurton Albion4 - 0Morecambe

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
Jim Bentley13 May 2011 - PresentWon: 123, Drawn: 115, Lost: 190
Sammy McIlroy17 Nov 2005 - 09 May 2011Won: 100, Drawn: 77, Lost: 90
Jim Harvey08 Jul 1994 - 03 May 2006Unknown
League Performance
20. Walsall9234-59
21. Oldham Athletic9144-57
22. Morecambe9135-86
23. Scunthorpe United9126-75
24. Stevenage9036-83
League Results

Bradford City

Cambridge United

Carlisle United

Cheltenham Town

Colchester United

Crawley Town

Crewe Alexandra

Exeter City

Forest Green

Grimsby Town

Leyton Orient

Macclesfield Town

Mansfield Town

Newport County

Northampton Town

Oldham Athletic

Plymouth Argyle

Port Vale

Salford City

Scunthorpe United


Swindon Town


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