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SHAMROCK Rovers have sacked manager Stephen Kenny after just nine months in charge.

The Tallaght club revealed the news in a statement this afternoon.



Assistant manager Stephen Glass will take temporary charge of the team ahead of Friday night's FAI Ford Cup quarter-final against Shelbourne.



The Hoops lost 1-0 to Bohemians in the league on Monday night, which may have been the last straw for the club.



Kenny joined Rovers from Derry City last December but failed to inspire the team to new heights. The club exited early from the qualifying rounds of the Champions League and are currently fourth in the Airtricity League, 13 points behind leaders Sligo Rovers.



Shamrock Rovers chairman Jonathan Roche said: "We have not taken this decision lightly and we are extremely disappointed with the turn of events.



“However, the club feels that this is the right decision at this time, and attention now turns to Friday night's FAI Ford Cup game against Shelbourne and identifying the next manager of Shamrock Rovers.



“We would like to wish take this opportunity to wish Stephen the best for the future."