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Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin quits

Published 15/09/2015

Cliftonville's Tommy Breslin as they win the Wasp Solutions Cup Final at Windsor Park in Belfast. January 24 2015. Picture: Kevin Scott / Presseye
Cliftonville's Tommy Breslin as they win the Wasp Solutions Cup Final at Windsor Park in Belfast. January 24 2015. Picture: Kevin Scott / Presseye
Cliftonville Tommy Breslin has resigned

Tommy Breslin has resigned as manager of Cliftonville, the football club has confirmed.

Breslin took charge in 2011 and became the club's most successful manager.

Pictured is Cliftonville's George Mc Mullan and Tommy Breslin as they win the Wasp Solutions Cup Final at Windsor Park in Belfast. Saturday 24th January 2015. Photo: Kevin Scott
Pictured is Cliftonville's George Mc Mullan and Tommy Breslin as they win the Wasp Solutions Cup Final at Windsor Park in Belfast. Saturday 24th January 2015. Photo: Kevin Scott
Cliftonville Manager Tommy Breslin at Cliftonville v Crusaders at Solitude on April 26 2014. Photo: Kevin Scott / Presseye
Cliftonville Manager Tommy Breslin at Cliftonville v Crusaders at Solitude on April 26 2014. Photo: Kevin Scott / Presseye

The Solitude club won eight trophies, including two Premiership titles, during his time in charge

First team coach Gerard Lyttle will now take the helm in the interim period until a new manager is appointed.

A club statement said: "It is with deep reluctance and regret that Cliftonville Football Club this evening accepted the resignation of Tommy Breslin from the post of manager.

"The most successful Manager in the history of Ireland's oldest football club, Tommy secured eight trophies - including back-to-back Premiership titles - following his appointment in 2011 and has given numerous years of service to the club as a supporter, player, coach and Manager.

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"The Management Committee will be looking to ensure that Tommy will continue to have a role at the Club in the future and they, along with all involved at Solitude, thank him for his magnificent contribution in taking Cliftonville FC to new heights.

"The Management Committee will now embark upon appointing a new Manager and has in the interim asked First Team Coach Gerard Lyttle to take charge of the team."

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