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Dubliner Graham Coughlan Set For Bristol Manager Job After Impressive Caretaker Run

Dubliner Graham Coughlan Set For Bristol Manager Job After Impressive Caretaker Run

Irishman Graham Coughlan is set to be appointed manager of League One outfit Bristol Rovers.

It will be the 44-years-old first stint as manager of a club. Coughlan has previously worked as a defence coach but took on the job of caretaker boss after former manager Darrell Clarke left the club along with his assistant Marcus Stewart.

The Bristol Post report that Coughlan will be named manager after impressing in his short stint so far. Since taking the role, the Dubliner has steered the club out of the relegation zone and is on a four-game unbeaten run which includes wins over Fleetwood, Walsall and Oxford United.

As a player, Coughlan began his footballing career with Dublin-side Cherry Orchard before departing for Blackburn. He then moved on to play for 10 different English clubs, finishing his career with Southend United where he moved into coaching post-retirement.

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Bristol Rovers currently sit in 19th spot in an immensely competitive league table with just ten points separating 24th and midtable.

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