23rd Oct, 2016

Marcus Bignot ‘unsettled’ over Solihull Moors future

Steve Carpenter 29th Sep, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

THE MAN behind Solihull Moors’ recent rise to the top of the non-league ladder still faces uncertainty over his future 12 games into the new season.

Marcus Bignot lives and breathes Solihull Moors and has been influential in guiding them to the Vanarama National League where despite their lack of resources, they seem to be more than holding their own.

Bignot’s side were tipped by many for relegation in pre-season but currently sit 17th in the table on 13 points in their debut season at this level.

Former Crewe, Birmingham City and QPR player Bignot has been working without a contract but now that Moors have reached the full-time world of football, he wants some clarification over his future at Damson Parkway.

With Jed McCrory coming onto the board of directors, Bignot accepts the club needs to move forward off the pitch to establish itself but as director of football he wants to have some security in his planning after six years at the club.

Talks have taken place between himself and the board this week but as Bignot awaits their response, he admits a lack of uncertainty has become ‘unsettling’.

“I’ve had talks and I’m waiting to see if the club will offer me a contract,” said Bignot. “They’ve said they will come back to me.

“I must be the only manager in this league that’s not got a contract. At the moment I haven’t got any security. It’s unsettling.

“I’ve always worked without a contract but the way the club is changing off the pitch I feel it’s only right I have some security. I just need to know either way.”

Moors head to Maidstone United on Saturday and then face Southport, now managed by former Kidderminster and Nuneaton boss Steve Burr, in the first Moors to be televised at the Automated Technology Group Stadium next Tuesday (October 4).