Walsall assistant Merrington resigns

Walsall assistant manager Dave Merrington has resigned due to personal reasons.

Merrington’s position at the club has been taken by youth team coach Mick Halsall on a temporary basis until manager Colin Lee has found a replacement.

Lee, who was informed by Merrington of his decision last night, admitted it will be hard to find a replacement but insisted he has no plans to rush into appointing a successor.

"I won’t find anyone like Dave as there is only one of him," said Lee.

"He was a huge part of the team and had a big influence on people. He will be hard to replace but I won’t be rushing into making a decision."


More in this Section

Liverpool can do little to affect Manchester City’s progress – Virgil Van Dijk

Rudiger: I told ‘diving’ Bernard to get up – then he ‘hit me with his forehead’

Long and Williams ruled out of Northern Ireland and Denmark games

We should have capitalised on City nerves, says United defender Lindelof


Breaking Stories

Café with appetite for change at UCC

Making Cents: Claim tax refunds now, have money before Christmas

Tales of love, life, punk and 4-Play

Where law meets literature

More From The Irish Examiner