Dundalk manager Shane Keegan has reportedly left his post ahead of their LOI clash with St Pat's on Saturday evening.
The Laois native was at the helm for Dundalk's joint worst start to a league campaign, taking one point from their first four games.
Keegan acted as a mentor for coach Filippo Giovagnoli, who did not have a Pro Licence when appointed as manager in August of 2020.
As per reports elsewhere, understand that Shane Keegan handed in his resignation at Dundalk yesterday but strong suggestions he was asked to reconsider - clearly his departure would present Pro Licence problems
— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) April 17, 2021
Rumours had circulated last weekend that Giovagnoli was on his way out of Dundalk. The Italian remained a dominant voice in managerial affairs despite being converted to a coaching role.
Keegan spoke to media on Thursday and said that he felt the management had the backing of the club despite their difficult start to this year's LOI Campaign.
The 39-year-old had previously spent five years at the helm with Wexford Youths, and one season as manager of Galway United.
Dundalk fans had set up a petition this week calling for U.S. based chariman Bill Hulsizer to step down, mounting pressure on the team and management.
All eyes will be on the dugout at Oriel Park later. Dundalk are expected to release a statement soon.