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O’Carroll named Assistant Manager

4 January 2022

Diarmuid O’Carroll has been appointed Morecambe’s new Assistant Manager.

The 34-year-old, who represented Morecambe as a player back in the 2008/09 season, joined the Shrimps in the summer alongside manager Stephen Robinson as First-Team coach.

The duo previously worked together at Motherwell before returning back to England, and O’Carroll is excited for the opportunity.

He said: “It’s brilliant, I worked well with John when he was here as well, and I wish him all the best for wherever he ends up next.

“From my point-of-view, I’m excited, I came in with the manager, ultimately came into a system as a First-Team Coach initially, so for me and I’m sure for the manager, not a whole pile will change from our day-to-day working.

“I’m delighted, it’s a fantastic one for me, a bit of pride to have once been playing here, being First-Team Coach and now Assistant Manager, so [I’m] delighted.

“From his [Stephen Robinson’s] point of view, I know what he wants, I’ve worked with him before, so it allows me to have a little bit more influence on things, potentially with staff and with the academy, it puts more responsibility on my door which is brilliant.

“I can try and drive certain things that he likes, and he wants because he doesn’t have the time to do it, he’s enough balls in the air trying to get points and look at transfer windows and different things like that, so it allows me to crack on with the other stuff and take a little bit off his plate if possible.”

Speaking of the appointment, Robinson said: “I brought Diarmuid to the football club, I knew what he could bring to it, he’s a fantastic coach.

“He’s a brilliant personality around the place, very, very popular among the players, so I think it’s a really good step up for Diarmuid as well and he’ll be a fantastic help to me as he always is.”

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