Jim Bentley

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Jim Bentley
Personal information
Full name James Graham Bentley[1]
Date of birth (1976-06-11) 11 June 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Morecambe (Manager)
Youth career
Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Telford United 161
2002–2011 Morecambe 328 (29)
Teams managed
2011– Morecambe
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 30 April 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

James Graham Bentley (born 11 June 1976 in Liverpool) is an English footballer, currently manager of League Two club Morecambe.

Bentley, who debuted for Telford United in 1997, moved to Morecambe in 2002.[2] He plays as a defender.

In June 2010, Bentley was appointed player-coach, having spent the previous season in a coaching role with the reserve team.

On 13 May 2011, Bentley was appointed the player-manager of Morecambe on a two-year contract, but since then (as of February 2013) he has concentrated on the managerial role and has not played a competitive match since taking on that post. He signed a two-year contract extension with the Shrimps on 10 October 2013.[3]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 13 December 2014.
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Morecambe 13 May 2011 Present 177 57 48 72 32.20



Play-Off Winner 2007


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2011 and 31/07/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.morecambefc.com/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10866~20867,00.html
  3. ^ "New Shrimps Deal For Jim Bentley". League Clubs. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 

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