Morecambe who strode past Newport County in the League Two playoff final over the weekend, have been rocked by the decision by their triumphant manager Derek Adams to leave for Bradford City, returning to the division from which he was just promoted.
It is less than ideal planning for the Shrimps, who are entering into their highest-ever level of football.
Adams managed at Morecambe since 2019 and is expected to join a Bradford side that has languished in the fourth tier for two seasons.
A statement said: “Derek Adams has today left Morecambe Football Club to pursue an opportunity elsewhere.”
Co-Chairman Rod Taylor commented: “Derek did a fantastic job during his year and a half at Morecambe, not only guiding the club into League One, but also acting as a catalyst for positive change and encouraging everybody at the club to aim higher.”