AFC Fylde manager Jim Bentley will be going into self-isolation ahead of heart surgery.

It means temporarily passing managerial duties over to assistant Nick Chadwick, with Bentley set to undergo surgery on 3rd November.

It was announced back in July that the former Morecambe boss would be undergoing a heart bypass.

The club say he will oversee things from afar for the next week, before turning his focus towards his recovery.

Speaking to,uk, he said: “I’ve known about the operation for a long time, and I’ll go into a period of self-isolation now. I’ve got a couple of tests coming up and then I’ll have the operation at the start of November.

“I’ve got full trust in the staff that we’ve got here at the minute; Chaddy has been superb, as he had big boots to fill in Kenny McKenna – he’s been my right-hand man for years so I’ve been really fortunate that Chaddy’s come in and been superb. I’ve got full trust in him and all the staff that will support him.”

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