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Dungannon boss Rodney McAree responds to Glentoran link

Guiding your hometown club to its first ever major trophy is always going to shoot your managerial abilities into the spotlight.

And when one of the biggest jobs in the Irish League comes up less than a week later, its not entirely surprising to see your name linked to the post.

Oval sources have placed Dungannon Swifts' chief Rodney McAree among the names at the top of their wanted-list after Gary Haveron was axed on Wednesday.

And McAree, although still basking in the glory of last weekend's BetMcLean League Cup success, hinted that he could be tempted to move away from his beloved Swifts.

“I’m very disappointed to hear that,” said McAree of Haveron's dismissal from the Oval office. “I am doing my pro-licence badge with Gary and I like him a lot. I thought the Glens were in a better position than last season but the club has big expectations.

“I’ve always felt like a full-time role at a club would interest me but I haven’t given the Glentoran talk a lot of thought.

“If the right opportunity for me comes along I’ll consider it, but at the moment I’m excited about winning a first trophy with Dungannon and the club is ambitious.”

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