Cork City confirm Neale Fenn as head coach
Neale Fenn has been confirmed as Cork City's new head coach.
The former Tottenham striker won the league with City in 2005, and has been in charge of Longford Town for the past 18 months.
He will take over from John Cotter, who had stepped up following the departure of John Caulfield back in May.
Fenn has signed a multi year deal with the Rebel Army, and will be in the dugout for Friday's home game with Sligo Rovers at Turner's Cross.
Speaking to the CCFC.ie, Fenn said:
“It’s fantastic to be back here. I took a walk around Turner’s Cross and the memories came flooding back of the fantastic nights in front of the Shed End – winning trophies and those great European nights.”
“I can’t wait to get going now. I’ve met the backroom team, a lot of who I know from my playing and coaching career. We’re committed now to finishing the season as high as we can in the league. There’s a very strong group of players here. The spine of the team is Cork City through and through, you need that to be successful."
Chairman Declan Carey said: “It’s great to have Neale back at the club. We all have fond memories of Neale’s playing days at the Cross and he’s done very well at Longford, where they played an attacking style of football. He shares our vision of where we want to go. Make no mistake about it, Neale has a huge job now to bring this club back to where it belongs over the next few years. We’ll back him and the whole first team 100% and we hope the Cork public get behind what we’re trying to achieve. We’re all in this together – supporters, players, staff, board – everyone.”
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