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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.
A mixed set of recent results has seen Morecambe collect wins versus Cambridge United, Cheltenham Town & Crawley Town while suffering adverse results at Barrow, United Of Manchester, Mansfield Town & Swindon Town. Draws against Newport County, Grimsby Town & Macclesfield Town has seen them show mid-table form at best.
|03 Aug||Morecambe||14:00||Grimsby Town|
|10 Aug||Mansfield Town||14:00||Morecambe|
|17 Aug||Morecambe||14:00||Cheltenham Town|
|20 Aug||Macclesfield Town||18:45||Morecambe|
|24 Aug||Morecambe||14:00||Exeter City|
|31 Aug||Swindon Town||14:00||Morecambe|