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Coleraine chairman wants quick conclusion to Kearney uncertainty

Coleraine chairman Colin McKendry wants a swift conclusion to the uncertainty over manager Oran Kearney's future.

St Mirren have contacted the north coast club, making the former Linfield player their top managerial target.

Kearney had been interested in the job during the summer but the Scottish club instead opted for ex Hibernian boss Alan Stubbs, whose departure was announced on Monday evening.

Now McKendry says it's a massive deicision for Kearney, a full-time teacher in Coleraine.

"It's a big opportunity from a football perspective, but Oran has an awful lot to consider, " McKendry told BBC Sport.

"He has a young family, he's a very family-orientated man and is a very professional man outside of the sport. I don't know the timelines, but if it is going to happen we would like it done quickly so we can both move on. Regardless of what the decision will be, I know that Oran won't take it lightly.

"We certainly don't want to lose Oran but wouldn't stand in the way of an opportunity, and if he did go it would be with my blessing."

Coleraine are top of the Danske Bank Premiership, ahead of Linfield on goal difference after their 3-0 win over Crusaders.

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