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Former Ireland International Turns Down Offer From Sligo Rovers

Former Ireland International Turns Down Offer From Sligo Rovers

A fortnight on from Sligo Rovers sacking Dave Robertson as manager, they have been turned down by Steven Reid.

The former Ireland international, who won 23 caps, is currently a first team coach at Championship side Reading.

The Irish Independent's Daniel McDonnell reports today that the 36-year-old rejected the opportunity to talk with Sligo Rovers regarding the role at the Showgrounds.

Reid is currently working under ex-Man Utd and Holland centre-back Jaap Stam at Reading. With three games of the season remaining, the club have all but secured a playoff place.

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They are currently third in the table, six points behind Newcastle in the second automatic promotion spot and six points ahead of Leeds, who currently sit just outside the playoff places.

The possibility of working in the Premier League next season appears to have trumped to chance to manage in the League of Ireland for Reid.

Picture credit; David Maher / SPORTSFILE

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