Mossley AFC have parted company with joint-managers Peter Band and Lloyd Morrison after almost five full seasons in charge at Seel Park, bringing in Stockport Town’s Dave Wild and ex-Cheadle Town and Glossop North End man Terry Hincks.
Band joined Mossley as a player as he was coming to the end of an illustrious non-league career at the start of the 2011/12 season under Gareth McClelland’s management. He was appointed assistant manager to Steve Halford following McClelland’s departure the following year and then when Halford left suddenly in August 2013, Band was appointed as team manager. He quickly brought the then-Winsford United boss Lloyd Morrison in as joint-manager.
Band and Morrison’s tenure brought some success with Manchester Premier Cup Final wins over Curzon Ashton and Stalybridge Celtic being the main highlights of their time in charge. Mossley finished 15th in their first season in charge before a great run the following season saw the side finish just outside the play off places. 13th and 17th place finishes followed. But following only one win in their last fifteen games it was decided that a change in leadership of the team was necessary.
Band and Morrison’s overall record in charge at Mossley reads:- played 245 (only Bob Murphy and Don Wilson were in charge for longer), won 96, drawn 38, lost 111.