Just one week after being appointed a coach with the Northern Ireland under 21s, former international striker Warren Feeney has been forced to tender his resignation to the Irish FA following his appointment as the new manager of Welling United.
Feeney, who has taken over from former England U21 boss Peter Taylor, has been given a contract until the end of the season with the prime objective of keeping Welling in the Vanarama National League South, which is the sixth of the England Football League pyramid.
Welling are currently 17th in a league of 21 and Feeney starts with a game away to Hampton and Richmond, who lie 7th in the table.
Feeney joins Welling after leaving Bulgarian First League side, OFC Pirin in December 2021, where he guided them to a club record 13 consecutive wins on their way to the 2020/21 Second League title.
“I’m well aware we need results, but I’m not scared of a challenge,” said 40-year-old Feeney.