Saturday 24 August 2019

'The time is right' - John Caulfield and Cork City part ways after poor start to the season

John Caulfield. Photo: Sportsfile
John Caulfield. Photo: Sportsfile
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Cork City have parted ways with manager John Caulfield after a disappointing start to the season.

Caulfield led the club to a League title and two FAI Cups over the last five years but the Rebels have failed to register a win in their last eight league games and were held to a 1-1 draw by Finn Harps on Monday night.

They have earned just 13 points from their 14 league games this season.

The 54-year-old's departure was confirmed by the club this morning.

Speaking on this announcement, Cork City FC chairman Declan Carey said “Everyone at the club is hugely grateful for everything John Caulfield has done for the club, the city and Cork. He holds every record as a player and a manager. He leaves the club with all of our best wishes and we look forward to welcoming John to Turner’s Cross in the future.”

Speaking today, John said “I feel the time is right to part ways with the club. I would like to thank the players and backroom team for the huge success brought to the club since 2014. I wish everyone the best for the rest of the 2019 season and look forward to attending games as a supporter in the stands.”

The club will appoint an interim manager for the foreseeable future, and then begin a thorough recruitment process for a new first team manager.

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