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Ex-Ireland International John Sheridan Appointed Waterford Manager

Ex-Ireland International John Sheridan Appointed Waterford Manager

John Sheridan has been appointed as manager of Waterford.

The former Ireland international succeeds Alan Reynolds who departed as boss in June.

Sheridan, who won 34 caps for Ireland, has managed a host of clubs in the English Football League including Oldham, Chesterfield, Plymouth, Newport County, Notts County and Carlisle.

"I’m delighted to have gotten everything sorted with Lee [Power] and the club, and I can’t wait to get down to the training pitches and get stuck in," the 55-year-old told the Waterford club website.

I am under no illusions of the task in hand. Speaking to Lee and others around the club, I am more than aware of what the club means to fans, and those involved. We’ll be looking to hit the ground running as soon as possible and getting sharp again ahead of the resumption of the league.

I have spoken with the chairman a couple of times in the last little while, and we both are on the same page. We have set out some goals, and I will be pushing the players to make sure we achieve what we have set ourselves.

Waterford owner Lee Power said:

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"I’ve known John for over 20 years and am delighted that he has agreed to help me and the club out. To have someone with John’s calibre managing the club is fantastic for the supporters and the city and will also put to bed a number of silly rumours that have surrounded my families commitments and ownership of the club."

The League of Ireland season is set to resume on July 31st following the Covid-19 forced hiatus.

Picture credit; David Maher/SPORTSFILE

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