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Thursday 23 November 2017

Fenlon in talks to bring Bohs reign to an end

Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

PAT FENLON was last night in talks with the Bohemians board with a view to ending his tenure as manager at Dalymount Park.

The Gypsies boss has run out of patience with the state of affairs at the troubled club, and is expected to sever his ties ahead of Friday's league meeting with St Patrick's Athletic.

However, Fenlon has more than a year remaining on his contract and is also owed bonuses arising from league title wins in 2008 and 2009, so his departure from the club would require negotiation.

Some members of the Bohs board feel they need to slash the playing budget further, and are even favouring a move towards an amateur set-up with the club still mired in financial difficulty arising from the botched sale of their home.

Fenlon has led a radically altered team to seven points from a possible 12 so far this season. They suffered their defeat of the campaign at home to Galway United last Friday night, a couple of days after changes at boardroom level at Dalymount which are believed to have unsettled the manager.

He led Bohemians to the double in his first season in charge, before following up with another league success a year later. Indeed, they only missed out on winning three titles in a row by virtue of goal difference.

Irish Independent

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