Fenlon takes over as Rovers boss

Shamrock Rovers have chosen Pat Fenlon as their new coach.

Fenlon takes over as Rovers boss

Shamrock Rovers have chosen Pat Fenlon as their new coach.

The former Hibernian manager, who replaces Trevor Croly, will start work at the Dublin club immediately.

Croly's departure from the Tallaght hotseat comes as Rovers sit 12 points off the top of the top of the Airtricity Premier Division after a run of bad results.

Fenlon - who has also managed Shelbourne, Bohemians and Derry City as well as Hibs - will be in charge for Friday's clash with Derry at Tallaght Stadium.

He said: "The team is in a good position, and so we’ll be looking to push on and build on that.

"I am familiar with the team having seen them numerous times this season and so we will get to work straight away.

"I'm looking forward to the game against Derry City on Friday night. Hopefully there will be a big crowd and we will work hard to get a result from the game and start on a positive note.”

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