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Is Aaron Callaghan the right man for Athlone Town?

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There is much speculation regarding the Athlone Town job and who will get the role of attempting to take Athlone back to the Premier Division.

The usual names are being thrown around in regards Roddy Collins, Johnny Glynn and Mick Cooke but we feel Aaron Callaghan could fit the role perfectly.

Callaghan had managed the club for a period in 2004 but due to financial restraints both parties parted ways.

He also would have much experience in managing a midlands club as he was a coach from 2002 and then too over at Longford Town from 2007-2008.

In 2012, with Bohemian Football Club in financial hardship, Callaghan took over and steered the club to a respectable mid table finish and in that season most Bohs fans will remember his team beating local rivals Shamrock Rovers 4-0 at Tallaght Stadium.

U.C.D was his last managerial role and although he couldn’t prevent UCD from going down last season, he did oversee a campaign that saw them finish third in the Fair Play Table, an outcome which will bring in €200,000 to the club, double the amount the league champions Dundalk have got for winning the championship.

A well respected footballer and manager in the League of Ireland circles, I believe it would be foolish of Athlone Town’s board to not get in contact with Callaghan.

With leaving in 2004, there is certainly unfinished business with Athlone Town and Aaron Callaghan, which could only benefit the midlands club if Callaghan was appointed as he feels there is a point to prove

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