Vanarama National league club Solihull Moors have announced the appointment of Richard Money as their new first-team manager.
Money will start immediately and his first game in charge will be this Saturday’s home match against Hartlepool United. He will take training this evening.
The vastly experienced Money was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk and he began his playing career at Scunthorpe United as a defender.
He later turned out for Liverpool, Luton Town, Portsmouth and Fulham, among others, during the 1970s and 1980s.
Money became caretaker/player-manager of Scunthorpe at the end of his playing career.
He was later youth coach at Aston Villa before returning four years later to Scunthorpe to take the manager’s role.
He became coach at Nottingham Forest during their successful return to the Premiership and Europe in the 1990s before leaving with manager Frank Clark to coach at Manchester City.
He also had very successful spells as both academy director and first-team coach at Coventry City.
After a lengthy spell coaching abroad. Money returned to England to become manager of Walsall guiding them to the League Two title in the 2006/07 season, with the club conceding just 34 goals over forty-six games.
In 2008, he took on the role of academy director at Newcastle United.
His extensive experience of the National League started in 2009, with Luton Town, who finished the season in second place, losing to York City in the play-off semi-final.
He left the club third in the league and with the most successful win ratio of any Luton manager.
Money then joined Cambridge United as head coach, and in his first full season in charge they were unbeaten after the first sixteen games of the Conference season.
Cambridge remained in the top two for the remainder of the season – winning the FA Trophy along the way.
Money then led the club to promotion via the play-offs, a 2–1 victory over Gateshead at Wembley securing a return to the Football League after a nine-year absence.
Director of football Mark Fogarty knows the new manager well, having worked with him at Coventry City: “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 has a realistic view of the immediate future: “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”.
Lots of positive reaction to the appointment of Richard Money as the new @SolihullMoors first team manager, 3 points on Sat will do nicely ????
— SMFC fans (@MoorsFans) 5 October 2017