Solihull Appoint Yates
National League strugglers Solihull Moors have appointed Mark Yates as their new manager following the departure of Richard Money just 26 days into his tenure. Yates, the former Kidderminster Harriers, Cheltenham and Crawley boss will be assisted by Tim Flowers and has been given the job of helping Moors to safety – a tough task with just 11 points on the board from 19 games this season, and currently six points away from 20th placed Guiseley.
Yates said: “We need to get our ideas across to the players quickly.” They will face an away trip to fifth-placed Maidstone on Saturday in their first game in charge.
Orient sack Steve Davis
The managerial merry-go-round continued this week, as Leyton Orient parted company with manager Steve Davis. The O’s find themselves in 19th place in the table having won just five games all season – particularly surprising as they were expected to be a big threat for promotion having been relegated from the Football League last time around. Davis took the reigns after their relegation, with the club turning to Ross Embleton and Dean Brill to take temporary charge until a successor is found.
Holt Enjoying Life At Barrow
Ex-Norwich City and Aston Villa striker Grant Holt is enjoying his return to Barrow in a player-coach role. It is the 36-year-old’s first foray into coaching after earning his badges.
“I worked for three years to get my badges,” he told BBC Radio Cumbria.
“I still absolutely love playing but wanted to do the coaching as well.
“When I had the chance to step up to Barrow, I felt it was a good fit, I’ve got a close association to the club and wanted to come back and do it.”
By Molly Hudson