Fylde manager Jim Bentley to undergo heart surgery after feeling chest pain during a training session
- Fylde manager Jim Bentley needs a heart bypass after suffering chest pains
- Bentley suffered chest pains during a training session weeks after joining Fylde
- The 44-year-old resigned from his position as Morecambe boss in November
AFC Fylde manager Jim Bentley requires a heart bypass after suffering chest pains during a training session.
The 44-year-old resigned at Morecambe in November, ending his seven-year reign at the League Two club in favour of dropping down a division.
Bentley’s health scare came within weeks of joining Fylde and his condition has since worsened.
Fylde manager Jim Bentley needs heart surgery after suffering chest pains in a training session
‘After getting checked out I was told I had a blockage in one of my arteries,’ Bentley said. ‘I had some more tests and was placed on medication to help my condition.
‘I went in to Liverpool Chest & Heart hospital this week to have a Coronary Angiogram and stent fitted.
‘While the doctor was carrying out the procedure, he noticed that my condition was a bit worse than first thought. It was then recommended I have a heart bypass instead.’
Fylde are set for relegation from the National League if the playoffs are completed in at least one division beneath them. No start date for next season has been decided upon and Bentley will be afforded lengthy rehabilitation time following surgery.
‘It’s not the news I wanted but I am thankful I got checked out when I did as this could have been a lot worse,’ he added. ‘I’m looking forward to getting sorted and being back fit doing the job I love as soon as possible.’
Bentley’s health scare came within weeks of joining Fylde and his condition has worsened