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By Matt Bishop
Solihull Moors have announced that former Luton Town and Cambridge boss Richard Money has been appointed as the club’s new manager.
Moors parted company with Liam McDonald yesterday, with the 32-year-old in charge for less than a year, after a run of six games without a win.
Money has a vast amount of experience at National League level, having led Luton to the cusp of promotion in 2009, before the Hatters lost to York in the play-off semi-finals, before winning the play-offs – and the FA Trophy – with Cambridge in 2014.
Speaking to Solihull’s official club website, Director of Football Mark Fogarty, who knows Money well having worked with him at Coventry City, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have attracted manager with the record and profile of Richard Money.
“He is exactly what we need right now at Moors and having worked with him, I can vouch for his formidable skills as a coach. I really look forward to teaming up with him again.”
Money comfortably kept Cambridge in the Football League during their first season back at that level, and even led them to Old Trafford in an FA Cup replay against Manchester United, but was sacked after poor form in November 2015.
Following time in America as Academy Director with the MLS’ newest club Atlanta United, Money returned to English shores last December to begin the same role with Championship side Norwich City.
He left his job at Carrow Road in August, stating a desire to return to full-time management, and upon his appointment at Damson Park, Money told Solihull’s website: “There is ambition and potential at Solihull Moors but my first job is to focus on accumulating points.
“It is about winning the “next game” and that will give hope to the players, the fans and the Board.
“I am not a magician and I know we will lose some matches as we move forward. I want to build confidence and we will then see where it takes us.
“I am delighted to be at Solihull Moors; since my days at Walsall I have lived in Sutton Coldfield, and this appointment allows me to balance my home life whilst I relish the challenge at the football club.”
Money will lead training this evening, before taking charge of his new side as they host Hartlepool United on Saturday with Gary Whild as Assistant Manager & Keith Bertschin as Head Coach.