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Shamrock Rovers Have 'Parted Ways' With Pat Fenlon

Shamrock Rovers Have 'Parted Ways' With Pat Fenlon
By Balls Team Updated

Shamrock Rovers have today 'parted company' with manager Pat Fenlon following a humiliating 2-0 home defeat at the hands of RoPS Rovaniemi of Finland in the Europa League on Thursday.

In a brief statement on their official website, the 17-time league champions said:

Shamrock Rovers Football Club wishes to announce that it has parted company with First team manager Pat Fenlon with immediate effect.

The Board of Directors would like to place on record their thanks for the dedication and commitment Pat has shown over the course of three seasons with the Club.

Everyone at the club wishes Pat all the best in the future.

There will be no further comment from the club on this matter.

A further statement will follow from the club in due course.

Fenlon's side have struggled in the league this season and despite moments of brilliance such as a 4-0 win away to Dublin rivals Bohemians,  sit a disappointing 4th behind surprise package Derry City. They have suffered resounding defeats at the hands of rivals St. Pats and Dundalk in that run.

After coming to Tallaght in August 2014, Pat Fenlon has struggled to turn the club's fortunes around and despite bringing the Hoops to consecutive European finishes he couldn't emulate the success of his Shelbourne or Bohs days.

Since current Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill left the club as history-making league champions, Rovers have been unable to mount a serious title challenge under the guidance of Stephen Kenny, Brian Laws, Trevor Croly or Fenlon.

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It is unclear who will take charge of the team in Finland this Thursday, but speculation suggests that assistant manager Stephen Bradley will get the job until the end of the season.

Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile


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