Monday 18 December 2017

Rovers deny exit of Kenny

Ruaidhri O'Connor

Ruaidhri O'Connor

SHAMROCK ROVERS last night denied that under-pressure boss Stephen Kenny was about to leave the club in the wake of Friday's 4-0 defeat to Bohemians.

The rumour mill was buzzing with talk that former manager Damien Richardson could be a short-term successor, but a senior club source quashed reports that Kenny was about to leave -- two weeks before their Champions League campaign kicks off against Ekranas.

Kenny has been on the end of fierce criticism from Rovers fans after the humiliating defeat at Dalymount. At one stage the hashtag '#kennyout' was trending on Twitter in Dublin as angry fans vented their frustration at losing the derby.

Kenny took over from Michael O'Neill in December but has endured a rocky ride at his hometown club. The loss left Rovers eight points behind leaders Sligo Rovers in fourth place and was their third heavy defeat in a big game this season, after they went down 5-1 to St Patrick's Athletic and 3-0 to Sligo. They have conceded 23 goals in 14 games.

Irish Independent

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