'Dynamic' Stephen Robinson appointed Morecambe manager after missing out on Doncaster Rovers job
Stephen Robinson has been appointed as manager of League One newcomers Morecambe.
The 46-year-old Northern Irishman has signed a three-year deal with the Shrimps.
He replaces Derek Adams who guided the club into the third tier for the first time in their history via the play-offs before leaving to take over at Bradford City.
Robinson, who has been out of work since leaving Motherwell at the end of the year, made it onto the final shortlist for the Doncaster Rovers job but lost out to Richie Wellens.
Robinson said: "I am delighted to have agreed to become the manager of Morecambe FC and I am really looking forward to the challenge ahead.
"I have been very impressed with the club and everyone involved in the process. We are looking to build on last season's successful promotion campaign and look to firmly establish the club in league One.
"There is a lot of work in terms of recruitment in the coming weeks and getting us prepared for the club's first season in League One.''
Rod Taylor, Morecambe joint chairman, said: "We are delighted that Stephen has agreed to join us for our first season in League One.
"We had a number of quality applicants but we were especially impressed by Stephen's dynamism, his plans for the club and his contacts and we believe he will take the club forward.
"He has an excellent reputation and we are looking forward to working with him as we plan for an historic season.''