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Glentoran in no hurry to hire a new boss

By Adam McKendry

Roy Coyle will take charge of Glentoran's next two matches as the club stress they are not going to rush into a decision over who replaces Alan Kernaghan as manager.

Coyle is currently in temporary charge following Kernaghan's resignation in the immediate aftermath of the 3-2 defeat to Championship side Annagh United in the second round of the League Cup, the low point of their poor start to the season.

Coyle will remain in control of the east Belfast side for their Danske Bank Premiership clash away to Ards on Saturday, and also in their rearranged fixture with Glenavon at the Oval next Tuesday.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Glentoran chairman Stephen Henderson confirmed that the club would be taking their time in announcing Kernaghan's successor.

"There's no defined timescale (to appoint a new manager) at this time," he said. "It's a decision we're not going to be rushing into."

Meanwhile, Ards manager Niall Currie has been named Danske Bank Premiership Manager of the Month for August.

Currie managed to lead his newly-promoted side to three wins in their first five games, leaving them third in the league.

Ards drew with Cliftonville on the opening day of the season before picking up three consecutive wins over Dungannon, Portadown and Ballymena United.

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