24th May, 2019

Liam McDonald leaves Solihull Moors following heavy Ebbsfleet loss

FOOTBALL: SOLIHULL Moors manager Liam McDonald has left the club by mutual agreement, ending his 11 month stint at the Automated Technology Stadium.

Just two wins from Moors’ opening 14 National League fixtures leaves the club languishing down in 23rd place, four points behind 20th placed Barrow.

The club has confirmed they ‘hope’ to be in a position to announce a new manager soon.

But until then, coach Keith Bertschin and head of football Mark Fogarty will take charge. This includes Saturday’s home match against Hartlepool.

Though Moors have experienced their fair share of bad luck this season – with late goals pinching several key points from the borough men – McDonald has called time on his career at Solihull and has left the club immediately.

His departure was announced on the morning following Moors’ latest defeat, a 3-1 loss to mid-table Ebbsfleet.

During his time at Moors, McDonald successfully helped the club avoid relegation during their first season in the top flight of non-league football and guided Moors to the second round of the FA Cup.

McDonald joined the club in November last year from Hednesford Town after his predecessor, Marcus Bignot, was offered the vacant role at Grimsby Town. Bignot later lost his role at Grimsby and last month joined Moors’ National League rivals Chester.

Liam McDonald said: “Football is a results driven business and given the poor start to the season it is right for me to hand over the reins at this time.

“We have had a spate of injuries and many of our games have been very close. However, that is not good enough.

“I am proud of keeping Moors in the National League and wish the players and everyone associated with the club the best for the future.”

Solihull Moors have thanked Liam McDonald for his work in the last 11 months and wished him every success in the future.

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