Willie Boland takes over as Interim Limerick FC Manager

Willie Boland, the academy director of Limerick FC has taken over as Manager of the senior side following the departure of Martin Russell on Monday.

Russell who had been the manager for over three years left the club by a way of mutual consent after only six games for the Limerick side this season so far, including last weekends 3-0 defeat the Cork City.

Boland will make his debut as manager this weekend as Limerick FC take on St Patricks Athletic this Friday evening.

Boland a former premier league player played for Conventry City as well as Cardiff City and Hartlepool in his 17 year career.

The former player said that he was very much in shock when he heard the news of Martin Russell’s departure from the Limerick team.

Boland said in a press conference earlier today that ‘After a meeting with the club and the staff, it was decided I would take over on an interim period with Joe (Gamble) Strength & Conditioning Coach) and Eddie (Goalkeeping Coach) in their current roles as well going forward into the coming game against St. Pats.

“They’re professional players, they understand how football works. It can be quite volatile especially in relation to the manager’s position.

“So, they’ll be focused on the game no doubt about that. We trained yesterday and the boys trained very well, they had a focus about them.

“I think with the day off to let things settle down it will be a good opportunity to come in tomorrow and get focused on the game against St. Pats.”

“I am familiar with the players obviously, I’ve been to games, I’ve come out to training from time to time. It’s faces they recognise, faces that they are familiar with.

“We just need to give them the platform to go and continue to do what they’re doing, show more belief in what they’re doing.”

No timescale has been given to Boland for the appointment as Limerick FC Manager in the long term.

 

 

 

Social Sharing

Posted in

Treaty United announce coaching staff for 2020 season

Following on from this afternoon's announcement that Treaty United have confirmed their board members ahead of this Thursday's ...
Read More

Treaty United announce new board ahead of 2020 season launch

Treaty United announced this afternoon that Limerick City and County Mayor Michael Collins will officially launch the club's ...
Read More

A tribute to Jack Charlton

When news reached Ireland on Saturday morning of the passing of former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton, ...
Read More

Tributes continue to pour in as FAI open online book of condolence for Jack Charlton

Last Saturday, the country lost a sporting hero as Jack Chrlton sadly passed away at the age of ...
Read More

FAI Announce Return Dates for Airtricity Underage League

The FAI have announced that the Airtricity League underage seasons will begin in August following a long lay-off ...
Read More

More Transfer Activity in Limerick Junior Soccer

As the Limerick District League resumption is only four and a half weeks away, Premier Division clubs are ...
Read More

How has ‘Project Restart’ affected Premier League teams?

The Premier League returned on 17 June but the goals were a couple of weeks late. There were ...
Read More

Colbert Adds High Profile Signings to Prospect Squad

Prospect Priory FC manager Wayne Colbert has added three players to his squad ahead of the 2020/2021 Limerick ...
Read More