Friday 9 December 2016

Galway United's negotiations with managerial candidate Ian McParland collapse

Published 26/10/2016 | 16:22

Roy Keane and Ian McParland during their time at Ipswich Town
Roy Keane and Ian McParland during their time at Ipswich Town

Galway United's hunt for a new manager will continue after they failed to agree a deal with preferred candidate Ian McPartland.

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The Scot had emerged as the number one choice to replace Tommy Dunne and a recommendation from Roy Keane helped his case - he was a member of Keane's staff at Ipswich.

McPartland watched Galway's draw with Longford last Friday and there was confidence over the weekend that a deal would be completed in time for their concluding league match with champions Dundalk.

But Galway have not been able to reach agreement with the experienced 55-year-old and that has sent them back to the drawing board.

There was strong interest from home and abroad for the vacant post and the Tribesmen will now have to consider their options again.

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