News Article. 30th Apr 14
JOHN COLEMAN DEPARTS SOUTHPORT FOOTBALL CLUB
 
JOHN COLEMAN DEPARTS SOUTHPORT FOOTBALL CLUB
 
 
 
 
   


PORT OPERATION SURVIVAL ACHIEVED NOW FOR SEASON 2014-15


Southport Football Club achieved their operation survival, as the Sandgrounders clinched the crucial Conference points that guaranteed an exciting new Conference kick off in August. The club is looking to move forward both on and off the pitch.


John Coleman came into the club last December and navigated the Port to their points target of 30 points-in fact gaining 32. In so doing dispelling the real threat of relegation feared at the turn of the year.


Southport Football Club now have to look to the future, longer term planning to take the club forward as a competitor at the top end of the Conference table, fighting for Football League status.


John Coleman has made it clear that at his age of 52 he feels he should be managing in the Football League, and by his short management spell at Southport he has put himself back in the shop window. Everyone at Southport wishes him good luck as he pursues his managerial career that has seen him manage both Accrington Stanley and Rochdale in the Football League.

John,in the local press, has questioned passionately whether he should be in football due to his stance with referees and assistants. This style of touchline behaviour has found the club in somewhat of a quandary regarding the FA Respect campaign and attracting a family audience.


John has kept the Merseyrail Community Stadium a fortress maintaining Alan Wright's record but the away form, 9 points out of 23 games has been a disaster and nearly cost Southport their Conference status. Southport supporters travelling all over the country deserved better while home fans have played a great part in creating a positive home atmosphere for which the club says a sincere thank you.


The club has real ambitions for the future which may require three to four years of building though as we can see in this seasons play offs clubs such as FC Halifax have got there quicker than they thought. Southport Football Club would like to thank John Coleman and his assistant Jimmy Bell for their input and impact from mid December 2013-April 2014.

 
 
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