Belfast Telegraph

New Oval era begins


By Graham Luney

Gary Smyth says he's looking forward to working alongside legendary boss Ronnie McFall and is confident Glentoran's new management team will be a success.

McFall will continue as the club's manager with Smyth agreeing a three-year contract as his assistant. Another Glentoran legend, Paul Leeman, will help nurture the club's young talent as part of his three-year deal while Kieran Harding remains as first team coach.

McFall needs to remain the club's manager while Smyth and Leeman gain the Uefa A Licence required to manage in the Premiership.

"Everyone will have an input in the new structure, it's not a one man band and it can work well," said Smyth, who has quit as H&W Welders boss. "Ronnie's got huge experience and you've got to tap into that. I want to make Glentoran fans feel proud of our club again."

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