Wednesday 21 March 2018

Cork City manager wants to attract fans from across county

CORK City's new manager says he wants to bring fans from across the county back to Turner's Cross in 2014.

John Caulfield was unveiled as the club's first team manager on Tuesday, and immediately cited attracting fans from outside the city as one of his priorities for next season.

"I want all of the people from West Cork, North Cork, East Cork, all around the county and the city too, to rally around and come back," said Caulfield.

"We want to get back the support we have lost, the people who have stopped coming to games, because we all know that Turner's Cross, with 3,500 or 4,000 or 5,000 people in it is a fantastic place to be. We've had fantastic occasions there and there haven't been enough of those this season," he said.

Caulfield, who is the club's joint-record goal scorer and also holds the club record for appearances, has signed a two year deal with the club and is aiming to cement the club's position in the top half of the League of Ireland's Premier Division.

"My targets are very positive. We finished sixth in the last two seasons and I feel that we can get higher. The potential at this club is fantastic and I really want to see if we can get the crowds back in and make Turner's Cross a fortress again. I want us to be really competitive, have a passionate team and when people come in the gates at the 'Cross, see that these guys really want to do it for City."