Sunday 21 January 2018

Bohs holding off on new boss

PAT FENLON may be making his mark in his new job, but the quest to find a replacement for him at Dalymount Park will not begin for a number of weeks, WRITES RUAIDHRI O'CONNOR.

Bohemians are trying to work through a number of off-pitch issues before beginning their pursuit of a new manager.

With their long-term future still up in the air because of a debt of more than €4m to Zurich Bank, the board are currently trying to arrange the sale of Dalymount Park to ensure the club continues as a going concern.

"The appointment of a new manager is something the club will get to in a matter of weeks rather than days," a club spokesman said last night.

"There are a number of pressing issues to do with the end of the financial year and dealings with Zurich and so on that need to be dealt with first."

Meanwhile, former Bohs assistant manager Liam O'Brien could join Fenlon in making the move to Scotland as the former Bohemians boss began a shake-up of his Hibernian management team yesterday.

Caretaker manager Billy Brown looks likely to remain as Hibs' assistant manager, but first-team coaches Gareth Evans and Allistair Stevenson were let go from the club yesterday.

O'Brien was at Easter Road to watch Hibs' 3-1 defeat to St Johnstone on Saturday, sitting alongside Fenlon in the directors box. It appears likely the former Ireland international will replace one of the departing coaches.

Irish Independent

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