Darlaston Town (1874) this week received the unexpected resignation of first team Assistant Manager Scott Moore.
Andy Parkes said earlier today “This is certainly news we were not expecting, it just capped off a very difficult week. Whilst I am delighted Scott has received an “offer too good to refuse” from a club several steps higher up the football ladder, I thought after the record breaking season we have just finished we could both look forward to planning pre-season and look at where and what we could improve on from last season”.
Parkes added “With the addition of Nick Lewis I thought I had the team ready to take on the challenges we would face. Now I have to decide on what we need to do to add to the management team. I would like to thank Morro for everything he has done this season, he certainly made a big difference and was certainly was very well respected by the players, and his influence on the squad grew as we got deeper into the season. He didn’t say a lot to the players, but when he spoke, they certainly listened and took on board his instructions. I wish him the very best in his future role, and we will certainly be keeping in touch.”
Moore joined the club after the end of last season and soon became Andy Parkes right hand man. After a successful trophy laden playing career cut short by injury Mooro decided he wanted top to remain in the game and move into management, to give something back to the game he enjoyed being involved in for so many years at teams such as Great Wyrley, Wolverhampton Casuals, Lye Town just to name a few.
His aim was to try and pass his experience onto younger players to develop them into better players. He attention to detail and discipline is akin to Manager Andy Parkes, many an hour was spent discussing players, tactics, and stats. His influence came more to the fore as the season wore on, as the team conceded only 34 goals this season in league and cup matches, and just 8 goals in the last thirteen games this year.
I am sure I speak for the whole club in wishing Mooro the very best in his new role and future endeavours he will be sadly missed. Thank you for your contribution to such a successful record-breaking season along with everything you have done at Darlaston this season on and off the field.
Updated 22:14 - 17 May 2019 by Simon Cox