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Monday 18 February 2019

Sligo Rovers begin hunt for new manager as Mickey Adams departs

Mickey Adams
Mickey Adams
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

Sligo Rovers have confirmed they will be looking for a new manager this winter after Micky Adams ended his brief stint at the club to return to England for family reasons.

The former Premier League boss came to Sligo in the summer on a short term deal with the brief of keeping them clear of relegation and he eventually succeeded in that mission after taking 15 points from 11 matches.

"I'm delighted we achieved that," said Adams, in a statement released today, "I hope I brought a professional approach to the club from my time here. I have had to make a very difficult decision. It is never an easy decision to put yourself out of work but I have to put my family first.

“I want to thank the people of Sligo and the committee for the wonderful welcome we (Adams and assistant Alan Rogers) received during our time here. 

“I also want to express my gratitude to the players for their hard work and the staff as well. I wish everyone at Sligo Rovers the very best for the future.”

A statement from the Sligo Rovers management committee said: “The club wish to thank Micky and Alan for the tremendous job they did in their time at The Showgrounds.

“The professionalism and dedication Micky brought to the job lifted the club and guided the club away from a perilous position and for that we are very grateful. 

 “The process of appointing a new manager begins immediately with the club’s board due to meet this evening to discuss plans for 2016."

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