Roddy in the frame at City

Former Bohemians double-winning boss Roddy Collins has entered the race to be next Cork City manager.

The current team manager of Maltese side Floriana was spotted in Cork yesterday and is due to meet club chairman Tom Coughlan on Monday. Collins’ family did not settle in the Maltese capital Valletta and moved back to Dublin.

The 48 year-old outspoken Dubliner has a mixed recent track record. Since winning the league and Cup double with the Bohs in 2001 he struggled with Carlisle, Dublin City and Shamrock Rovers.

Stephen Henderson remains the front runner for the City job.

Henderson has an excellent record running quality teams on a budget at Cobh and Waterford, and has the advantage of local knowledge in terms of recruiting players.

Meanwhile City general manager Liam Meaney says the club are pressing head with plans for next season despite, as reported in yesterday’s Evening Echo newspaper, enquiries in recent weeks from a group looking to take over the club.

“We are in Europe and we are putting new structures and a management team in place to see this club back on an even footing,” he said.

“We are working in a very difficult financial environment and, of course, we need financial help. We will not turn away any realistic genuine offer of investment that will help the club.

“We need the fans help, we need help from the business community and all genuine offers in writing will be considered.”

Article courtesy of The Evening Echo newspaper.

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