Solihull Moors have announced the appointment of joint-managers Mark Yates and Tim Flowers.

Between them they have 27 years’ experience of management and coaching in both league and non-league football.

Simon Hawker, Moors Director, felt the partnership was an exciting prospect:

“Together they provide the depth of experience and enthusiasm necessary to give Solihull Moors the best chance of climbing the league.”

Former Cheltenham Town boss Yates said:

“This is an exciting appointment and it is great to be back doing what I do best. Both Tim and I know that we need points to turn the season around, starting at Maidstone, which is going to be tough.

We need to get our ideas across to the players quickly and we need to give direction and importantly, hope. I am raring to meet the squad at training tomorrow night.”

Flowers, who was a key member of the Blackburn Rovers team that won the Premiership title in 1994/95 and won 11 England caps, has most recently been at Fulham, where the club reached the Championship play-offs. He has also been assistant manager at Coventry City, Queens Park Rangers, Hull City and Kidderminster Harriers and had a spell in the top job at Stafford Rangers.

Flowers said:

“Nineteen games into the season and our position is tough. Nevertheless, we both have experience dealing with situations just like this and we need to instil confidence in the players.

“I have watched several of the matches and most have been nip and tuck. The games have been tight, but it requires a monumental effort to change things around.

“I know results have hurt everyone associated with the club, but we need to up our work ethic and provide even more discipline tactically.”

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