Waterford appoint former Irish international Kevin Sheedy as new first-team boss

Thu, Dec 17 2020

Premier Division Waterford have confirmed the appointment of former Republic of Ireland Kevin Sheedy as their new first-team boss.

Sheedy takes over at the RSC along with his former Everton teammate Mike Newell. Newell won a Premier League at Blackburn Rovers in the mid-nineties as a player.

The 61-year-old takes over from previous boss Fran Rockett who was appointed as the club’s caretaker manager in the absence of John Sheridan who left to join League One Wigan.

In a brief statement, the Blues confirmed that Sheedy’s arrival would coincide with a raft of new signings being announced in the coming days.

“Waterford FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Sheedy as manager of Waterford FC,” the statement read.

“Kevin will be assisted by Mike Newell. A number of new signings will be announced over the coming days.”

Waterford missed out on European football for 2021 after losing on the final day of the season away to Finn Harps.

They have yet to announce any signings for 2021, while the likes of Sam Bone, Robbie McCourt and Tyreke Wilson have all left the club for pastures new.

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