Friday 26 May 2017

Sligo Rovers appoint Gerard Lyttle as new manager

GERARD Lyttle
GERARD Lyttle
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

GERARD Lyttle has been appointed as the new manager of Sligo Rovers after resigning from his role as boss with Irish League side Cliftonville.

The 39-year-old was confirmed as the replacement for Dave Robertson ahead of tomorrow night’sclash with Derry City.

Lyttle is a former Northern Ireland U-21 international who had spells with Celtic, Peterborough and Northampton. He spent the bulk of his career in the North, lining out for Cliftonville, Ballymena, Newry and Lisburn.

He was appointed Cliftonville boss (a part-time role) in October 2015 after a brief caretaker stint. They are on course to finish fourth.

Sligo are second from bottom in the Premier Division, with eight points from nine games. Three of those points came under caretaker boss Declan McIntyre.

They sounded out ex-Irish internationals Steven Reid and Keith Andrews, and former boss Micky Adams was believed to be in the frame before ruling himself out.

Meanwhile, Athlone Town are without a manager again after the exit of Portuguese coach Ricardo Monsanto.

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