Damien Duff is reportedly close to becoming the new Shelbourne manager.
The Irish Independent and Irish Mirror report this morning that a deal which will see the former Ireland international succeed Ian Morris as boss is nearly finalised. Both also say that current Shamrock Rovers player Joey O'Brien is likely to be Duff's assistant.
Shelbourne confirmed last week that, despite Morris leading the club to promotion from the First Division, they would be parting ways. Morris had been Shels manager for three seasons.
It's said that Duff initially turned down the offer from Shelbourne but reconsidered in recent days.
Prior to that, he was a first team coach with Celtic for 18 months. He left that role in June 2020 citing family commitiments.
Featured image: 12 July 2020; Shelbourne coach Damien Duff during the U17 Club Friendly match between Shelbourne and Bray Wanderers at AUL Complex in Clonsaugh, Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile