After 3 and a half years as manager of Waterford FC the time has come to say goodbye.
I feel honoured and privileged to have had the opportunity to manage my hometown club not once but twice. This is a club I grew up supporting and that is something I will continue to do.
This is one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to take in my football career however having given the decision due consideration I believe the time is right for all parties to go their separate ways. The club is in a far healthier position today than it was when we took over in January 2017 and there is no doubt that we have helped establish Waterford FC as one of Ireland’s premier clubs.
We have shared some truly memorable moments over the past 3 and a half seasons including winning promotion at the first time of asking in 2017 and finishing in 4th position in 2018 however my biggest achievement as manager of Waterford FC was finishing in 6th place last season in extremely challenging circumstances. With 6 points from 4 games this season, I feel we are in a strong position to push and try to qualify for Europe again.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the players, staff, club volunteers, RSC staff, event controller Mark Dunne for all their help. A special mention and thanks to Michael Walsh and Tony Burke for all their work behind the scenes.
To the owner Lee Power, I would like to thank him for all the support he has given me and I wish him the very best going forward and to all his staff Karen, Martin and Jack I wish you all the very best in the future. Without Lee’s backing returning to the premier league and consolidating in this league would not have been a possibility. Hopefully, under Lee’s guidance, the club can push on and build on what’s been achieved over the last 3 years.
To all the dedicated Blues fans, I would like to thank you for your support during my time as manager, we have had some great nights along the way and it’s something I will never forget. Seeing all the kids back supporting the Blues is something I take great pride in. Thank You!
I wish the club continued success for the future.
Yours in Sport,