New interim Crewe boss Alex Morris used his first press conference to praise the job that David Artell did for the Football Club both as a player and manager. Artell lost his job yesterday following the club’s relegation to League Two.
Morris, who has spent 18 years at the club, as a player and coach has been promoted into the top job until the end of the season and has promised a response from the players’ performance wise in the final four games.
Alex told the club’s official website: “Dave was a real club man and he cared deeply about this Football Club. There won’t be many who have captained and managed the club to promotion and he was a great fella to work for.
“There was sadness amongst the staff and people here because he was a good man and it was an awful day to be honest.
“Myself, Lee Bell and Kenny Lunt have been entrusted in the interim to get a response in the final four matches and that is what we will aim to do. We have been on a terrible run of results, 15 defeats out of 16, and we have to make sure that we give our supporters something to grasp going into the summer because they have left too many games disappointed this season.
The interim manager added: “We cannot guarantee results and we would like to win all four games and that will be the objective, but what we can do is make sure we give the players all the tools and support they will need to put in a better performance and if they can then we have a good opportunity to win a game of football on Good Friday.”