Tim Clancy eyes top-flight return with Cork City after being installed as new boss

Cork City have appointed Tim Clancy as their new first-team manager after they were relegated to the First Division.

Clancy, 39, has previously managed Drogheda United and St Patrick’s Athletic after retiring from professional football at the end of the 2017 season.

And the former Shamrock Rovers defender has vowed to help bring the Leesiders back to the Premier Division at the first time of asking.

But he will have to guide the club back to the top-flight without Liam Buckley who has left his role as Director of Football.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Cork City and cannot wait to get started,” Clancy said. “Since speaking to everyone at Cork City, this is an opportunity that I could not pass up and I am really looking forward to the challenge.

“I know that the fans and the people at the club are hurting right now after the season just gone.

“But this club is one of the biggest in the country and there is huge potential here. 

“The opportunity is there to galvanise everyone at the club and get everyone working together to fight for a return to the Premier Division at the first attempt. 

“We want to put a Cork City team out on the pitch that will entertain the supporters and challenge at the top of the table. 

“The support at Turner’s Cross last season was incredible despite a difficult season, so we want to give them something to shout about in 2024.”