Pat McAllister last night made a swift return to Irish League football.
Just a month after quitting as manager of Donegal Celtic — whom he had led to promotion to the Carling Premiership six weeks earlier — McAllister has accepted a role on the coaching staff at Newry City.
McAllister was offered the chance to return to the club, where he spent two seasons of his career, by manager Gerry Flynn — who was a team-mate at both Coleraine and Newry.
“Once Pat became available, Newry City manager Gerry Flynn was keen to add him to his backroom staff,” said a statement from the club.
Meanwhile Newry’s meeting with Cliftonville on Saturday August 14, has been switched to the Newry Showgrounds while work to lay the new 3G pitch at Solitude continues.