Thursday 8 December 2016

Stephen Bradley is confirmed as Shamrock Rovers' new permanent manager

Published 16/11/2016 | 13:50

Stephen Bradley
Stephen Bradley

Shamrock Rover director of football Stephen McPhail has announced that Stephen Bradley has become the new permanent manager with the Hoops.

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The 31-year-old will earn his UEFA Pro Licence next month and is understood to have already spoken to potential recruits about coming on board for 2017.

Speaking of the appointment, McPhail said: “I am delighted to announce Stephen Bradley as the new Head Coach of Shamrock Rovers F.C.

Last season Stephen took on the role of interim manager. During his period in charge I witnessed first-hand his ability operating in a difficult and challenging environment.

"In my opinion, he is one of the best young coaches that I've seen during my time in football and he is absolutely the right man to lead the first team forward at this point in time.”

Bradley said:“I am very honoured to accept the position of Head Coach at Shamrock Rovers F.C.. We have a huge amount of work to do but preparations for next season are already well under way and we will work night and day to make sure the team is ready to compete for honours come March.”

Bradley took over the Hoops in July on an interim basis after the club parted company with Pat Fenlon.

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