Saturday 22 September 2018

Jim McGuinness in the frame for the Galway United job - report

Jim McGuinness
Jim McGuinness
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Former All-Ireland winning manager Jim McGuinness is being hotly tipped to take over the reins at Galway United.

McGuinness delivered Sam Maguire for his native Donegal in 2012 but his focus has switched to soccer since he left his post with the Tír Chonnail men.

Having acted as an assistant to Ronny Deila at Celtic, McGuinness made the move to the Far East but left Chinese club Beijing Sinobo Guoan in January in search of a job in Europe and he is now being touted as a replacement for Shane Keegan at Galway. Keegan left Galway by mutual consent during the mid-season break.

The Irish Sun are reporting that the 45-year-old, who recently completed his UEFA 'A' Licence, is in the frame to take the reins at Terryland Park.

It's interesting times at Galway United with the club subject to a proposed takeover by two Saudi Arabian businessmen.

Club members have voted in favour of a motion to accept an offer from investors from to take a majority shareholding in the club.

The takeover was approved by 86% of Supporters Co-Operative.

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