Wrexham have announced that player/manager Andy Morrell has left the club just a day before they head to Kenilworth Road to take on Luton Town in the Skrill Premier, writes Mike Simmonds.
Morrell. who had been in charge of the club since October 29, 2011, narrowly lost out on promotion back to the Football League in the play-off final last season, before struggling badly this campaign.
The former boss told the Red Dragons official website: “I feel it is in the best interests of both Wrexham FC and me to make a change now, so that we can all plan for the future with certainty.
“I’m disappointed with how this season has gone, as I desperately wanted to lead the club I love back to the Football League where I feel it belongs.
“However, I’m really proud of my achievements over the last two years and to see 20,000 Wrexham fans celebrating with me holding the FA Trophy will live long in my memory.
On behalf of the board, Don Bircham stated: “We would like to place on record our appreciation for Andy’s hard work both as a player and manager and the memories he has given Wrexham fans that they will always carry with them.
“He is a very popular figure here at the Racecourse and as a former player and manager will be welcomed back at the Racecourse at any time in the future. We wish him all the best and will follow his career with interest.”
Billy Barr will take immediate responsibility for first team affairs on an interim basis supported by Michael Oakes and the existing back office team.
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