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Club Statement: John McMahon

24 December 2021

Morecambe Football Club can confirm that Assistant Manager John McMahon has left the club with immediate effect.

The 57-year-old, who represented the Shrimps as a player in the early 90’s, joined the club’s academy system as Head of Coaching for two seasons before becoming Assistant Manager to former boss Derek Adams in November 2019.

After helping the Shrimps achieve promotion in the 2020/21 Sky Bet League Two campaign, culminating in Play-Off Final victory at Wembley in May, McMahon remained at the Club following Adams’ departure and continued to work as Assistant to Manager Stephen Robinson.

Speaking about his decision to leave the Mazuma Stadium, McMahon said: "I feel now is the right time for me and for Morecambe to move on and initially I am looking to spend some quality time with my family over the Christmas period, before embarking on my next challenge.

“I am incredibly proud to have played a part in the Club’s promotion to League One and along the way helping to develop and mentor players and coaches in my various roles at the Club.

“I wish all at the Club, Stephen Robinson, the team and all the fans the very best for the remainder of the season”.

Manager Robinson added: “Firstly I’d like to thank John for everything he’s done for me since I came to the Club, he’s been a very good support to me, especially in the early stages, to myself and Diarmuid [O’Carroll].

“John and I spoke, we felt it was best for everybody that John moved on, he had a contract until the end of the season, but we felt it was in everybody’s best interests that we sorted something out now.

“We wish John nothing but the best, he’s a very good coach, a very good guy, and we wish him every success.”

Everybody at the Club would like to place on record its thanks to John for all his efforts during his time with the Shrimps and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.

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