Sunday, 18 December 2011

Stan the Dundalk Man

The former Republic of Ireland manager Steve Staunton will be interviewed by Dundalk for the vacant manager's job tomorrow.

Staunton, a native of the town, has been working as a scout for Sunderland since last August. Previously, he was assistant manager to Gary McAllister at Leeds United and had an unsuccessful period in charge of Darlington.

The border club appeared to be verging towards selecting Eddie Gormley to replace Ian Foster until Staunton made his interest clear last week.

Late last week Dundalk FC General Manager, Paul Johnston, spoke to to give supporters an update on the search for a new manager for the 2012 season. 

“We appreciate the patience shown by Dundalk fans so far,” he said. “The panel are working every day to bring this process to completion. We are going to continue to examine every possibility to ensure that we make the best decision in the long-term interests of the club." 

"We are planning more meetings over the weekend with the aim of making a final announcement early next week.