Ex-Hibs boss Pat Fenlon returns to management with Shamrock

Pat Fenlon is 'delighted' to be the new manager of Shamrock. Pic: Ian Rutherford
Pat Fenlon is 'delighted' to be the new manager of Shamrock. Pic: Ian Rutherford
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Former Hibs boss Pat Fenlon has made his return to football management with Shamrock Rovers.

The Irishman has been out of the game since leaving Easter Road at the start of November last year and has previously rejected approaches from Northern Irish side Linfield and Drogheda United. However, he was confirmed as the new manager of League of Ireland club Rovers, whom he had a spell with as a player in the 1990s.

Dave Henderson, Fenlon’s chief scout at Hibs, is likely to be part of the manager’s new backroom team in Dublin.

Fenlon said: “I am delighted to be taking over as manager of Shamrock Rovers and am very much looking forward to getting to work at the club.

“The team is in a good position, and so we’ll be looking to push on and build on that. I am familiar with the team having seen them numerous times this season and so we will get to work straight away.

“I’m looking forward to the game against Derry City on Friday night. Hopefully there will be a big crowd and we will work hard to get a result from the game and start on a positive note.”

Meanwhile, another former Hibs manager, Bobby Williamson, has landed a new job after being appointed manager of the Kenya national team.

It prolongs the 52-year-old’s African adventure after he had five successful years in charge of the Ugandan national team before leading Kenyan club Gor Mahia to their first league title in 18 years last season.