No happy ending for Barrow and Jolley

After just 8 games in charge Barrow AFC today announced they have parted company with manager Micheal Jolley.

In a statement on the club website, Chairman Paul Hornby said

“It has become apparent even in such a short space of time that unfortunately the Board and Michael have differing visions for how the team should play, which has led to this change being made.”

“We believe that it’s best to recognise this now and make the change early so that the team can concentrate on the remaining games of the season. We’d like to thank Michael for all of his hard work and wish him well in his future career.

“Rob Kelly has been appointed as Caretaker Manager with immediate effect and will lead the team until the end of the season. Rob has had a successful, albeit brief, spell in charge of the team earlier in the season and is aligned to our philosophies and culture.

“This has not been an easy decision to make. However, the Board feel that it’s the right decision and one that gives us the best possible chance of remaining in League Two, which is the ultimate aim of everybody associated with Barrow AFC.”

In his short tenure in charge of Barrow, Jolley managed just 2 wins from his 8 games.

The announcement of his departure comes after yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at home to local rivals Morecambe, a result that saw them fall into the relegation zone.

Written By
Mark Curwen

Mark Curwen

Bowls Editor

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