Alex Morris says he is ‘honoured and privileged’ to be named as the new permanent manager of Crewe Alexandra. The 38-year-old was appointed as David Artell’s successor last night after taking charge of the last three matches following our relegation to League Two.
Morris steps up from his recent role as assistant manager and he will continue to work closely with his backroom staff, which has recently been boosted by the arrival of Glyn Chamberlain and Josh Kennard in the recruitment department.
Morris said on accepting the permanent role: “I am honoured and privileged to become the new permanent manager. There hasn’t been that many before me because of how we do things at this football club in comparison to other clubs.
“I can guarantee that both myself and the backroom staff will leave no stone unturned to bring success to the Football Club. I want my teams to be competitive at all times and to play for the club and the badge. That really is one of the most important things at the top of my priority list.
“We have been able to make progress in recent weeks in regards to the culture, the philosophy and what we are going to want from the players moving forward. We know we have a lot of work to do throughout the summer.
“I am lucky because I have a fantastic support staff with me. It will completely be a team effort because no manager can do it all on his own. Not even the Peps and Jurgens’. They need that support around them and I know that their skill sets will compliment mine. There are things that they are better at and there are things that I am possibly better at and it works.
“I will delegate things out to them because I know we have the right people in the right roles and have add two more with Glyn and Josh coming in on the recruitment side of things. The blend is right.
“I have coached for 20 years and although people may look at us and think we are not experienced because we are not in our 40’s and 50’s but we have all been in football for a long time and know the game and people in it.
He added: “We have plenty of ideas and the culture that we will create in the background will be imperative to that.”