Solihull Moors have announced that Jed McCrory has joined the Vanarama National League club`s Board of Directors.
McCrory comes to Moors with the reputation of a man who knows the game inside out with the experience and connections to restructure the business to meet the needs of a club looking to establish itself further in English football.
He is best known for his re-building at both Banbury United and Swindon Town, when both clubs were in turmoil on and off the pitch.
Before eventually moving on he left them in a financially healthy position with teams challenging for their respective league titles.
In September 2014 McCrory aided Bristol Rovers restructure, with Nick Higgs then chairman. He left shortly before the second promotion, leaving a solid financial base which aided a sale to new owners
Above all, McCrory is an enthusiast who just loves the game. When he moved on from Banbury to Swindon Ray Mold, chairman of their supporters’ club, said: “He has done a lot for the club, and I have worked alongside him ever since he came here and everything he has done is for the good of the club.
“He always listens to the supporters, and you have to say he has turned the club around.”
Mike Turl, the man who rescued Moors financially some three years back, asked McCrory if he would like to be part of Moors success following its elevation to the National league – the highest position they have ever held.
Despite having several other offers on the table from senior clubs, McCrory had no reservations about joining Solihull: “It’s always nice to be involved with a local club, and, with the strong community links that Solihull Moors has developed within the town, it will enable Mike Turl who wants to devote more of his time to that side of the business and to building up Moors Academy.
“Having reviewed the football side of the club there are areas where my experience will enable the club to develop.”
McCrory has already been instrumental in bringing exciting wingers Omari Sterling-James and Shepherd Murombedzi to the club.
Another reason for McCrory coming back into football at the Moors was that his wife is Solihull born and bred and having just had a baby boy, it gives him time to spend time with his family whilst enjoying working in football.
There is already talk of one day seeing Solihull Moors in the Football League, but if those dreams are to become a reality there are structures need putting in place to allow the growth in all areas of the club.
McCrory has recruited Steve Burge to head up the Commercial Department as part of the re-structuring of the club.
Chairman Trevor Stevens said: “We are delighted Jed has joined us at the Moors and already you can feel the improvements and professionalism that Jed brings in his jovial way”.