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Club Statement: Michael Jolley

21 February 2021

A photograph of Michael Jolley Pat Isaacs (MI News & Sport)
Michael Jolley

Barrow AFC have today parted company with Manager Michael Jolley.

“It has become apparent even in such a short space of time that unfortunately the Board and Michael have differing visions for how the team should play, which has led to this change being made,” said Chairman Paul Hornby.

“We believe that it’s best to recognise this now and make the change early so that the team can concentrate on the remaining games of the season. We’d like to thank Michael for all of his hard work and wish him well in his future career.

“Rob Kelly has been appointed as Caretaker Manager with immediate effect and will lead the team until the end of the season. Rob has had a successful, albeit brief, spell in charge of the team earlier in the season and is aligned to our philosophies and culture.

“This has not been an easy decision to make. However, the Board feel that it’s the right decision and one that gives us the best possible chance of remaining in League Two, which is the ultimate aim of everybody associated with Barrow AFC.”

The Club will be making no further comment at this time in order that the team can focus on Tuesday night’s visit to Oldham Athletic.

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