Dundalk FC manager Vinny Perth has confirmed the FAI have approached Ruaidhrí Higgins about becoming a part of Stephen Kenny’s backroom team with Ireland.
Local Dundalk Journalist James Rogers broke the news over the weekend that the Limavady man had been approached.
Speaking to the Dundalk FC site Perth said:
“It’s disappointing that a member of staff that I rate so highly has been approached to move elsewhere,” said Perth.
“The manner in which the approach was conducted is something that I’m not happy about and I will leave that with our board of directors and the FAI to deal with.
“I feel very strongly about protecting our staff and players and the board have been exceptional with this since I took over. We have people under contract and those contracts need to be honoured and respected.”