Jim Bentley says the breakdown in trust with the ownership at Morecambe was a big reason for his switch to AFC Fylde.

The new Coasters boss also praised his new employer, David Haythornthwaite, and is already feeling the backing from the board.

Bentley was frustrated to learn that one of the Shrimps’ owners had reportedly voted for him to be sacked on a Facebook poll.

He said: “I base my life on respect and honesty and hard work. That’s been tarnished a little bit.

“When you come to the end of the season and you’re looking at what you can do, nothing really changed– it’s getting on with the job again.

“We struggled a little bit and we’d always back ourselves to get out of the situation we’re in.”

Read more: https://www.lythamstannesexpress.co.uk/sport/football/backing-of-owners-is-key-for-fylde-boss-jim-bentley-after-frustration-at-morecambe-1-10076258

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