John Caulfield named as new Cork City boss
VETERAN player John Caulfield has taken the reins at Cork City in a two-year deal.
Caulfield, who replaces Tommy Dunne, is the club’s joint-record goal scorer with 129 strikes and also holds the club record of 455 appearances.
The former UCC manager says he will look to local talent to strengthen the side ahead of next season
“The most urgent thing is to talk to the players that were at the club last season and tie up the players that we can. I want a base of good, strong local players. We have a very good Under 19 set-up so we will look to promote players from within, and obviously attract players from the county and the province.”
Cork City chairman Mick Ring said: “We are delighted to announce John as the man to lead Cork City FC into 2014. Holding the record for all-time appearances for the club, coupled with his record as joint-top goal scorer, has given John a deep perspective into the workings of the club. Since retiring from his playing career, John has been inducted into our Hall of Fame, and has been virtually ever-present at Turner’s Cross. In short, John Caulfield is a Cork City legend.”
Caulfield will be officially unveiled tomorrow afternoon at Turner’s Cross.
“We finished sixth in the last two seasons and I feel that we can get higher,” he said today. “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.”
“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. 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.”