| 15.4°C Dublin

Republic of Ireland legend Richard Dunne latest name to be linked with vacant manager’s post at Bohemians

Close

Former Republic of Ireland international Richard Dunne. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Former Republic of Ireland international Richard Dunne. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Former Republic of Ireland international Richard Dunne. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Ireland legend Richard Dunne and former AIK Stockholm assistant Sean O'Shea are amongst the names in the mix for the vacant post as manager of Bohemians.

Dunne (43) has yet to work in management but completed his Pro Licence through the Irish FA in Belfast earlier this year and is believed to be open to the idea.

Former Dundalk manager Vinny Perth is understood to be amongst the long list of applicants, but he is close friends with Dunne and a scenario where they might work together has been floated.

However, there are several other names in consideration with interviews ongoing and O'Shea, an experienced coach born in Huddersfield to Irish parents, is another candidate.

O'Shea turns 40 this year but quit playing at 21 to concentrate on his coaching education, working in Dubai for a number of years before spending time with Tromso in Norway, the academy at Huddersfield and then another stint in Dubai running training camps before he relocated to AIK Stockholm where he worked as an assistant coach at first-team level.

He left there at the end of the last year and has been working in Dubai again subsequently. O'Shea has been doing his Pro Licence through the FAI.

Wexford manager Ian Ryan, who was linked with the Waterford job earlier this year, is also under consideration for the role. He has been on the same Pro Licence course as O'Shea. Ryan (35) has won respect within the game for his work with Wexford.

Caretaker boss Derek Pender has support within the club, but his absence of coaching qualifications is an obvious stumbling block.

The Irish Independent reported last month that U-21 boss Jim Crawford was on the Bohs radar with no movement on his contract, but the expectation is that he will stay in his current role.

Bohs are speaking with candidates this week but no firm movement is expected until next month.

The Halfway Line Newsletter

Get the lowdown on the Irish football scene with our soccer correspondent Daniel McDonnell and expert team of writers with our free weekly newsletter.

This field is required


Most Watched





Privacy