Derek Adams: New Bradford boss aims to repeat Morecambe’s promotion success | Football news

Bradford boss Derek Adams felt his work with Morecambe was over after guiding them to promotion to League One and now he wants to repeat the feat at his new club.

Adams has signed a three-year contract at Utilita Energy Stadium which sees him return to League Two with Bradford, after leaving the division with the Shrimps.

Morecambe recorded a 1-0 victory over Newport at Wembley earlier this week, a result that saw him move to the third level of English football for the first time in 101 years of history.

After being unveiled as Bradford’s new boss, Adams said Sky Sports News: “I finished my work at Morecambe. I was asked to take Morecambe out of Ligue 2 in Ligue 1. It was my mandate and I accomplished it.

“It’s always a tough decision (to leave). I think from my perspective I left on very good terms. Now is the opportunity to go to another football club and try to do the same.

“I’m here to try to move this team and this club from Ligue 2 to Ligue 1.


Highlights of the League Two play-off final between Morecambe and Newport

“I know the pressures they are under at this football club. The supporters want success and I am here to try to achieve it.”

The Bantams are preparing for their third season in League Two, having been relegated from League One at the end of the 2018/19 season.

Adams’ appointment is the eighth managerial change in three years at Bradford, but Adams has a proven track record when it comes to exiting clubs in this division, having taken on both Plymouth Argyle and Morecambe in recent years.

He said: “I work with my own management style. I think I have had a lot of success.

“If I can bring that to this football club, if I can get it moving, the style of play that excites the fans, if we score goals and win games, then I’ll be happy.”

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