Saturday 18 November 2017

Managerial cull continues as Sligo sack Robertson

Sligo Rovers have sacked boss Dave Robertson. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Sligo Rovers have sacked boss Dave Robertson. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

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The precarious nature of this season's Premier Division was evidenced yesterday when Sligo Rovers boss Dave Robertson became the second manager in three days to lose his job.

With a quarter of the 12 teams to be relegated under a restructuring announced by the FAI in December when clubs had their playing budgets finalised, the sort of poor start which Sligo endured in their opening seven fixtures is not deemed acceptable.

Collecting five points from the opening seven matches to leave them second bottom in the table bottom was disappointing but it was a slightly better start than 12 months ago which culminated in the Bit O'Red finishing Robertson's first campaign in fifth. That the former Peterborough manager guided the side to four of those points in the last three years indicated some stability, yet not enough to preserve his status following what club's officials referred to as a "review of the season to date".

Meanwhile, Limerick have appointed Willie-John Boland as caretaker boss for tomorrow's visit to St Patrick's Athletic.

Irish Independent

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