Limerick announce Neil McDonald as the clubs new manager

Limerick FC have today at a club press conference announced Neil McDonald as their new manager.

McDonald has been given the task to take over the Munster side and drive them up the table and challenge for European places which is the expected target from the club.

The Englishman managed three clubs in his career including Carlisle United, Östersunds FK and Blackpool.

In recent times McDonald was Mike Phelan’s assistant at Hull City in the Premier League before Phelan was let go by the Tigers.

He has vast experience at the top level which includes being assistant to former England manager Sam Allardyce (also an ex Limerick manager) at West Ham, Bolton & Blackburn Rovers as well as Iain Dowie’s assistant at Crystal Palace.

McDonald has signed a deal until 2019 and takes over the club who currently sit in sixth place only three points off European places.

His first fixture will be against League champions Dundalk at the Market Fields on Friday night.

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