When any manager leaves a club, the unfortunate job for some unlucky person, is to tell the players. This was the task of Wrexham chief executive Don Bircham this week, who let the reds squad know the situation on Monday morning. As soon as the news was broken to the team, they took to social media to thank player-manager Andy Morrell, here’s what they had to say.
“Sad day today. Absolutely gutted! would like to thank @andymorrell01 all the best for the future & say a big thank u for being a friend, a gent & a great manager to play for”- Neil Ashton
“@andymorrell01 FANTASTIC servant 2 @Wrexham_AFC as both player and manager, best wishes 4 the future and thank u personally from me #legend“- Former defender Mark Creighton
“Devastated for the Gaffer, myself and the lads take full responsibility for what’s happened on the pitch, have nothing but respect for him as a Manager, Player and person can’t see him being out of work for long”-Andy Bishop
We as a squad haven’t been anywhere near good/consistent enough on the pitch & ultimately that’s cost a good man/manager his job,he can walk out with his head held high wiv a win rate of 52% & the club aving 1 of its best times under him..”- Dragons captain Dean Keates
“Gutted sad day, would like to thank Mozza he gave me my chance and believed in me he gave me my best footballing moment after winning the FA trophy at wembley it’s a fine line between success and failure wish him all the best for the future.”- Johnny Hunt
It looks like Wrexham’s players are both grateful to the former boss for everything he’d done at the club, and that they would be doing all they could to show the fans they would pull through for themselves, the club and Morrell. Only time will tell what impact it will have on the club, starting at Luton on Tuesday and Hereford on Saturday.