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Drogheda United line up move for Glebe boss Liam Kelly


Liam Kelly is the favourite to take over as manager of Drogheda United. Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Liam Kelly is the favourite to take over as manager of Drogheda United. Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Liam Kelly is the favourite to take over as manager of Drogheda United. Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Soccer: Drogheda United have drawn up a short-list of four to fill the club's managerial vacancy following their dismissal of Robbie Horgan.

Favourite for the position is Liam Kelly – the former St Patrick's Athletic and Shelbourne striker – who has managed Leinster Senior League club Glebe North for the last eight years.

The fact Kelly does not yet hold a Pro License is a problem, although not an insurmountable one, given that the FAI would allow Drogheda 60 days to enrol him on a course.

Former St Pat's, UCD and Bohemians manager Pete Mahon is also in the running while the manager before Horgan, Mick Cooke, remains popular in certain quarters with the club.

John Gill, the assistant manager at Shamrock Rovers, completes the list.

Elsewhere, former Cork City Longford striker David Mooney is being targeted by Reading and Ipswich. Mooney scored 21 goals for Leyton Orient last season.


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