Tuesday 23 January 2018

Kilbane eyes Sligo post

Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

SLIGO will narrow down the list of applicants for their manager's job this week, and decide whether to appoint from abroad or to look for domestic experience after receiving over 40 applications for the task of replacing Paul Cook.

Kevin Kilbane, who has recently taken over as manager of the Hull City reserves, is the most eye-catching name to have expressed an interest.

Kilbane is sidelined with injury and is willing to consider a move to the Showgrounds in a player-manager capacity.

However, Sligo plan to speak to a shortlist of candidates about the position and hope to accelerate the process this week with a view to having a new man in place ahead of the season opener on March 2.

Their former boss Cook, who moved back to England to take charge of Accrington Stanley, was brought crashing down to earth on Saturday when his new side lost 4-0 at home to Plymouth.

Meanwhile, title favourites Shamrock Rovers have completed the loan signing of Swedish U-21 international goalkeeper Oscar Jansson from their Europa League opponents Tottenham Hotspur.

Jansson will be with the Hoops until June.

Irish Independent

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