|Full name||James Graham Bentley|
|Date of birth||11 June 1976|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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.
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 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.
- As of match played 11 November 2017
|Morecambe||13 May 2011||Present||332||102||86||144||30.7|||
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- Jim Bentley at Soccerbase