FC Halifax Town: Manager leaves Solihull ahead of Saturday’s trip to The Shay

Solihull Moors manager Jimmy Shan and assistant Richard Beale have left the club ahead of Saturday’s visit to FC Halifax Town.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 3:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 3:12 pm
MORECAMBE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Jimmy Shan, Manager of Solihull Moors during the FA Cup Second Round match between Morcambe and Solihull Moors on November 28, 2020 in Morecambe, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Shan guided Solihull to a ninth-placed finish last season and leaves them in 17th in the table with 32 points from 24 games.

The club has won nine of their league matches this season, and Tuesday’s night’s 5-0 thrashing at home to Stockport meant they have won only once in their last 10 games.

In a statement on their website, Solihull said: “We are disappointed to announce that Jimmy Shan and Richard Beale have left Solihull Moors with immediate effect.

“Both Jimmy and Richard are first class individuals and they have worked tirelessly to bring success to Moors.

“However, after an up and down start to the season, recent results have not been at the level the club expects.

“Jimmy and Richard have brought many positive qualities to the club. They have undoubtedly been hampered by the exceptional level of injuries to key players and fixtures being affected due to the pandemic and we have made this change reluctantly and with sadness.

“We wish them well in their future careers and we are sure they will secure new roles quickly as they are both excellent coaches who will add value at all levels of the game.

“For Moors, our ambition is undiminished. We want to bring success to the club both on the pitch and also as a club at the heart of the community. We remain committed, enthusiastic and confident that we will achieve these twin objectives.”

It is not yet clear who will take charge of the team for their game at Halifax on Saturday.