Derek Adams leaves Morecambe after League One promotion and takes over at Bradford City

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Morecambe boss Derek Adams is stepping down just three days after sending the club to League One – with a promotion specialist expected to be unveiled in Bradford City this week

  • Derek Adams has left Morecambe days after securing League One promotion
  • The Shrimpers confirmed Adams’ departure, admitting it was a ‘challenge’
  • Adams is expected to take over Bradford City’s hot seat later this week
  • Promotion specialist Adams has reportedly been a long-term target for City

Morecambe boss Derek Adams has left the club three days after guiding them to Sky Bet League One and is reportedly set to be unveiled this week in Bradford City.

The Shrimpers, who defeated Newport 1-0 after extra time in Monday’s League Two play-off final at Wembley, announced Adams’ departure on their official website.

A club statement said: ‘Derek Adams has left Morecambe Football Club today to pursue an opportunity elsewhere.

Morecambe boss Derek Adams has left the club days after securing promotion to League One

Morecambe boss Derek Adams has left the club days after securing promotion to League One

“This change and its timing are challenging, Morecambe Football Club will rise to that challenge and enjoy the test that awaits in League One.”

Former Ross County and Plymouth boss Adams, 45, was appointed by Morecambe in November 2019.

Adams, who has been promoted four times as manager, changed the Shrimpers’ fortunes in his 19-month stint as manager.

Adams took charge in November 2019 and his tenure ended with the 1-0 win over Newport

Adams took charge in November 2019 and his tenure ended with the 1-0 win over Newport

Adams took charge in November 2019 and his tenure ended with the 1-0 win over Newport

The club had one of the lowest wage bills in the English Football League and was at the bottom of the table when it arrived.

They finished the regular season in fourth place and missed automatic promotion by one point on the final day.

Morecambe’s co-chairman Rod Taylor said: “Derek has done a fantastic job during his year and a half at Morecambe, not only leading the club to League One, but also being a catalyst for positive change and encouraging everyone at the club. to aim higher.

“We thank him for that and wish him all the best for the future.

Following his resignation, Adams is expected to be unveiled in Bradford City later this week

Following his resignation, Adams is expected to be unveiled in Bradford City later this week

Following his resignation, Adams is expected to be unveiled in Bradford City later this week

“However, the club is now solely focused on deciding to hire the right manager to build on the huge opportunity that promotion offers both the football club and the city.”

The Yorkshire Post claim Bradford is nearing Adams’ appointment, saying he has been a long-term target for them.

Adams was first approached by City in December after being interviewed for the hot seat, and it looks like he will be joining next season.

Bradford confirmed that a press conference will be held Friday afternoon to announce their new coach.

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