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 41)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Morecambe (manager)
Youth career
0000–1997 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Telford United
2002–2011 Morecambe 298 (29)
Total 298 (29)
Teams managed
2011– Morecambe
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Graham Bentley (born 11 June 1976) is an English former professional 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 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. A further two-year contract extension was agreed with Morecambe on 29 August 2015. Ken McKenna also agreed the same deal with the League Two club.[3]

During Morecambe's 1-2 defeat to Cheltenham on 17 December 2016, Bentley was sent off from the dugout, after reacting to Alex Kenyon's dismissal. He received a £750 fine with £250 costs and a two match touchline ban[4] from the FA after a personal hearing. At the following home game, a 4-1 victory over Notts County, Morecambe fans held a 'bucket collection' and raised the £1,000.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 November 2017
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Morecambe 13 May 2011 Present 332 102 86 144 030.7 [5]
Total 332 102 86 144 030.7


  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. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "New Shrimps Deal For Jim Bentley". League Clubs. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Association, The Football. "Bentley charged". www.thefa.com. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  5. ^ "Managers: Jim Bentley". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 

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