Irish football is going through a successful period at the moment with Dundalk making a name for themselves and the League of Ireland worldwide thanks to their exploits in this season’s Champions League qualifiers.
According to a report in Friday’s Daily Mirror, Shamrock Rovers could too be making international news with the reported interest of former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis in taking over the club’s vacant managerial position.
Kanchelskis starred in the Premier League in the early 1990s for Manchester United, winning two Premier league titles and an FA Cup. The Ukrainian also played for Everton, Rangers and Manchester City.
His managerial career has been less than successful, however, having been relieved of his duties after just four months in charge of Russian outfit Solyaris Moscow in April.
It was revealed that Kanchelskis applied for the vacant manager’s position at Derry City last October but was not considered for the post.
However, it is believed the former winger will miss out this time around too, with former Peterborough boss Graham Westley a firm favourite for the Rovers hot seat.
Stephen Bradley is currently in caretaker charge at the Tallaght club but he does not have a Pro Licence and his 60-day period of grace expires in the coming weeks, all of which means the SSE Airtricity League side will have to appoint a new boss or someone with the relevant qualifications to work along side him very shortly.
Damien McEvoy, Pundit Arena