29 Nov 2021

Departing manager Daire Doyle says he loved his time with Longford Town

Departing manager Daire Doyle says he loved his time with Longford Town

Daire Doyle

Departing Longford Town manager Daire Doyle says he loved his time with the club.

A statement from Longford Town Football Club officially confirmed the departure, by mutual consent, of manager Daire Doyle.

The statement added; "The club thanks Daire for his efforts over these past seasons. John Martin has been appointed acting Manager for the remainder of the 2021 SSE Airtricity League season. (Longford Town have three Premier Division league games against Dundalk, Waterford and Finn Harps remaining). 

"The club will not be making any further comments at this time."

Daire steered Longford to promotion to the Premier Division in his first full season in charge, however, they found life very difficult in the top flight and have made an immediate return to the first division. 

In a tweet, he revealed that he loved his time with Longford Town FC. He said he had met with the club (on Tuesday, November 2) but they couldn't agree on a way forward so we decided it would be best to part ways.

Many tributes have been paid to Daire across social media channels. 

His final game in charge was against Sligo Rovers on Monday

Afterwards he spoke to RTÉ Sport, stating "I've a huge hunger to bring this club back to this level. What we’ve experienced this year will stand to our group hugely.

"A lot of our young players have gained experience at this level. You see the intensity these players can play at and I feel, if we can keep the core of this group together, our club can get in a position next season to get promoted again.

"If we’re in a better position with these players going forward, I feel we can definitely be more competitive with a more experienced group."

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