Belfast Telegraph

Derry City on search for new general manager


Firm favourite: Declan Devine
Firm favourite: Declan Devine

By Graham Luney

In the same week Linfield appointed Pat Fenlon as their new General Manager, Derry City have disclosed details of a similar vacancy at the Brandywell.

As Dubliner Fenlon prepares to take on his new challenge this month, the Candystripes are on the lookout for someone who can bring greater stability to the club, on and off the field.

The post is being advertised this week across local press and media platforms in a move likely to be welcomed among the club's fanbase.

City are set to appoint a new manager following the departure of Kenny Shiels, with former boss Declan Devine a firm favourite to land the job. The successful candidate will be responsible for the operational and financial management of Derry City Football Club and will assist the Board of Directors in further developing the club as a sporting entity, a business, and as a community-centred organisation.

It's an indication the Board acknowledges the importance of managing the support and administrative structure of the club as well as making sure the playing side is in good shape.

Applications will open with immediate effect and close on Friday, November 16.

Meanwhile, former Glenavon player Ian Morris has been appointed head coach at Shelbourne.

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Morris' impressive career also included spells with Leeds United, Scunthorpe United, Carlisle United, Chesterfield, Torquay United, Northampton Town, St Patrick's Athletic and Bohemian FC, where he has played since 2016.

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