Jim Bentley and Ken McKenna agree new long term contracts.
THE MORECAMBE management duo of Jim Bentley and Ken McKenna have agreed new long term contracts.
Bentley, already one of the longest serving bosses in the Football League, has agreed a deal until the end of the 2017/18 season.
He said: "I'm delighted to sign a contract extension and I'm very privileged and honoured to continue to lead Morecambe Football Club.
"I love this club and have had an unbelievable time during my stay here.
"I think Ken and I have improved the club during our time as a management team and hopefully the future is positive and successful.
"We have a great desire to work hard and be successful and we both want the best for the club and for the people of Morecambe.
"I have always had a great relationship with the chairman, board of directors, staff and fans and I would like to thank everyone for their continued support.
"Together we can all look forward with ambition and optimism.''
Ken McKenna added: "I'm very happy to sign a contract extension.
"We have come a long way in the last four years as a management team. All aspects of the club have progressed nicely and we have a very positive working environment.
"Our aim now is to progress further and keep on improving in our work on and off the field.''
The Shrimps' General Manager, Mark Dixon, said: "Getting Jim and Kenny signed up until 2018 is a very important piece of business for Morecambe Football Club.
"We have had internal discussions throughout the summer but with the work going into pre season and such a busy schedule throughout August this week has been the first opportunity we have had to discuss the deal.
"All of our signings this summer have been with half an eye on the future and with Jim and Kenny at the helm for the next three seasons we are looking forward to progression both on and off the field of play.''