Wednesday 21 November 2018

Shelbourne confirm Bohemians defender Ian Morris as new manager

30 October 2018; Bohemians Coach and First Team player Ian Morris prior to the SSE Airtricity U19 League Final match between Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians at Tallaght Stadium, in Dublin. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile
30 October 2018; Bohemians Coach and First Team player Ian Morris prior to the SSE Airtricity U19 League Final match between Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians at Tallaght Stadium, in Dublin. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Shelbourne have confirmed 31-year-old Bohemians defender Ian Morris as their new manager.

As first reported by Dan McDonnell in the Irish Independent, Morris emerged as the front-runner for the post late last week.

The Bohemians player was working as a youth development officer with the club and had been heavily involved in their link-up with St Kevin’s Boys.

The new Shels hierarchy wanted  a young boss to replace Owen Heary with an emphasis on youth part of the Reds’ vision.

Drogheda supremo Tim Clancy was offered the job but turned it down.

Morris went to Leeds as a teenager and played with a variety of clubs across the water before coming home three years ago following an injury-interrupted spell.

Last month he scored a stunning goal in the FAI Cup semi-final loss to Cork City that was subsequently viewed around the world.

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