National League side Solihull Moors have today allowed Marcus Bignot to speak with Grimsby Town about their manager vacancy.

Since 2011 the former Non-League defender, who also had spells at QPR and Bristol Rovers, has worked at Damson Park without a contract.

In that time, he lead the team to successive top half finishes in the National League North. Then last season, he won promotion to the National League as champions.

This season, the Moors find themselves a respectable 15th as they look to consolidate and keep their status in the fifth tier of English football. His efforts at the West Midlands outfit have caught the eye of Grimsby.

Late last month, the Mariners saw their boss Paul Hurst leave to take charge of League One side Shrewsbury Town. Their attention has now turned to Bignot as they look to push on from their current 8th place and look to achieve back to back promotions.

Sollihull understandably don’t want to lose their 42 year old boss. A club statement read:

“The board wishes to place on record that, whilst it would not wish to stand in the way of an individual’s ambition, it is eager to retain the services of Bignot to continue the progression he has made at the club in his five-year tenure.

“It is hoped that the talks will reach a swift resolution to ensure minimum disruption for all parties. The club will endeavour to update supporters in due course.”


Having only managed two teams, being Birmingham Ladies and Non-League Moors, the prospect of taking charge of a League Two side might be too difficult to turn down for Bignot.

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