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Glentoran ramp up search for new manager as trio interviewed

By Adam McKendry

Glentoran's hunt for a new manager continued last night as they interviewed three more candidates for the vacant position at The Oval.

The Glens have been without a permanent manager since Alan Kernaghan's resignation last month following a dismal start to the season, culminating in an embarrassing 3-2 defeat in the League Cup to Annagh United.

Club legend Roy Coyle (70) has been in charge while Oval chiefs search for Kernaghan's permanent successor.

That may be one, or possibly two, of the three people interviewed last night.

Former Carrick Rangers boss Gary Haveron was interviewed, as were brothers and ex-Glentoran defenders Colin and Alan Nixon, who have expressed an interest in managing their former club together.

Haveron, who played for Coleraine and Ballymena United as a player, led Carrick to the Championship title in 2015 and then succeeded in keeping the side in the Premiership last season before resigning in May.

He stepped down after a controversial end to the season which saw the club fail to implement his touchline ban that he should have served against Dungannon Swifts.

The Nixons are currently with Harland & Wolff Welders in the Championship where Alan is the first-team coach and Colin works with their Under-20 side.

Whoever takes the reins at the Oval will inherit a side low on confidence, 10th in the league and out of the League Cup.

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