Stephen O'Donnell announces resignation as Saints manager

Fri, Dec 03 2021
Pats Manager Alan Matthews alongside First Team Head Coach Stephen O'Donnell.

O'Donnell looks set to leave Richmond Park after just over a year in charge. Credit: Timmy Keane (ETPhotos)

Stephen O’Donnell has announced his decision to resign as manager of St Patrick’s Athletic.

The manager has made the decision less than a week after he guided the Saints to their first FAI Cup win since 2014.

In a statement on the Integrity Sport Instagram page he said, “Today, I informed St Patrick’s Athletic of my decision to resign as Head Coach.

“I understand that the club and the supporters will be disappointed with my decision. However, I hope that, despite their disappointment, they can recognise that I have given everything during my time in charge.

“I certainly feel like I could not have worked any harder and I am so proud of the exciting team we have built over the past two years.”

Speculation has been rife this week that the former Dundalk player is due to take up the vacant managerial position with the Lilywhites after Vinny Perth’s departure, however St Patrick’s Athletic have yet to make an announcement on O’Donnell’s position at the club.

The Saints have added Drogheda United manager Tim Clancy to their management team this week although there has been no specific description of his role at Richmond Park at this point.

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