FOOTBALL: RICHARD Money has been announced as Solihull Moors’ new first team coach.
The 61-year-old joins Solihull following Liam McDonald’s departure from the club on Wednesday, October 4, morning.
Money, whose playing career included stints with Scunthorpe, Fulham, Liverpool, Derby County, Luton, and Portsmouth, will take charge of training tonight ahead of his first game as manager on Saturday at home to Hartlepool.
Since retirement on-field, Money spent time at Aston Villa as youth coach before later joining Scunthorpe as manager.
He then joined Nottingham Forest in the 1990s before stints at Manchester City and Coventry City.
After a lengthy spell abroad, Money returned to the UK to guide Walsall to the League Two title in 2006/07 before joining Newcastle United as academy director in 2008.
His National League experience extends back to 2009, where he joined Luton Town before spending time at Cambridge.
Richard said: “There is ambition and potential at Solihull Moors.
“But my first job is to focus on accumulating points.
“It is about winning the next game and that will give hope to the players, the fans, and the board.
“I am not a magician and I know we will lose some matches as we move forward.
“I want to build confidence and we will then see where it takes us.
“I am delighted to be at Solihull Moors. Since my days at Walsall I have lived in Sutton Coldfield. This appointment allows me to balance my home life whilst I relish the challenge at the football club.”
Director of Football Mark Fogarty, who previously worked with Money at Coventry City, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have attracted manager with the record and profile of Richard Money.
“He is exactly what we need right now at Moors and having worked with him, I can vouch for his formidable skills as a coach.
“I really look forward to teaming up with him again.”