Alan Reynolds turns down chance to become new Bohs manager

Alan Reynolds

Daniel McDonnell

Derry City number two Alan Reynolds has turned down the chance to become the new manager of Bohemians.

The Derry Journal reported this evening that Reynolds - who also has a part-time job working with Jim Crawford's Ireland U21 side as an assistant - knocked back the opportunity to take over from Keith Long. understands that Reynolds was approached by Bohs to speak about the position and talks took place between the parties but the Waterford native has opted to stay put as he enjoys his current working situation.

Alternative candidates who applied and interviewed for the job have been left hanging while Bohs have considered their options.

Reynolds is a new name to enter the frame with the Bohs gig generating a lot of interest both at home and abroad.

Former Waterford boss Reynolds moved to Derry at the start of year to work under Ruaidhri Higgins.

The club have remained tight lipped as they go about replacing Long but they have spoken with Richard Dunne, Wexford boss Ian Ryan and the ex-AIK Stockholm assistant Sean O'Shea amongst others.

Caretaker boss Derek Pender is another contender but lacks the requisite coaching qualifications and it's feasible he could link up with another contender as part of their staff.