Sunday 18 November 2018

Limerick looking for new manager as Taylor departs

Stuart Taylor has parted company with Limerick FC after the side's recent poor run of form. Photo: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Stuart Taylor has parted company with Limerick FC after the side's recent poor run of form. Photo: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Limerick FC last night announced that manager Stuart Taylor has left the club after just 16 months in charge.

The Scot took over from Pat Scully at the beginning of last season following a year spent in management in Qatar.

The Shannonsiders have won just one league game in their last five and in an official statement, it was confirmed that Taylor and the club had "amicably parted ways".

Taylor guided Limerick to a seventh- placed finish on their return to the top flight last year, but chairman Pat O'Sullivan acknowledged that the time was right for change. Commenting on his own departure, Taylor said he was proud of his time spent in charge of the Super Blues. Limerick have confirmed that former player and current U-19 manager Tommy Barrett will join the management team for their trip to Athlone on Friday. Recently departed Sligo Rovers boss Ian Baraclough and Pat Fenlon are the early front-runners to take over.

Irish Independent

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