Jon Daly appointed as new permanent St Pat’s boss

St Patrick’s Athletic have unveiled the appointment of Jon Daly as the club’s new permanent first-team manager.

Daly has been acting as the Athletic’s interim boss since the departure of Tim Clancy.

And in those games in charge, Daly has led his side to three wins in four – with their only defeat coming against Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium.

“I'm very happy to be the manager of this fantastic club and am looking forward to the challenge,” he said.

“I'd like to thank the club for the opportunity and will be doing my best for everyone involved in St Pat's.

“We've been happy with our performances over the last four games and have picked up three important wins.

“The attitude of the players has been excellent and we'll be looking to keep that going, starting on Friday against Dundalk in front of another big crowd at Richmond Park.”

Saints chairman Garrett Kelleher added: “I'd like to congratulate Jon on his appointment as first-team manager.

“We went through a thorough recruitment process.

“Jon has made a very positive impact on the team in recent weeks, winning three of his four matches in charge and we wish him luck in his new role as manager.”