Dundalk FC have appointed Vinny Perth as head coach alongside John Gill as the first-team coach following the departure of Stephen Kenny.
Kenny left the Dundalk hot seat after four league wins in five years to take over the U-21 National side, with a view to stepping up into the role of Ireland manager after Euro 2020.
Perth had been working as Kenny’s assistant at the club and overtook first-team proceedings following his decision to leave. His appointment as head coach comes down to Perth not having obtained his Uefa Pro Licence meaning he can’t be named manager according to The Irish Sun.
Gill returns to the club as the first-team coach having already served as manager in the past. The 54-year-old lead the club to the First Division title in 2008 to round off a three-year spell in charge.
Since his departure, Gill has worked as an assistant at St. Pat’s, Bray Wanderers, Shamrock Rovers, and Drogheda United. Gill will go full-time with Dundalk having come to an agreement with his current employers, he currently works as a sales and operations director.
The pair have worked together before as Perth was a player under Gill’s tutelage at Oriel Park in 2007.
Ruaidhrí Higgins will join the pair as assistant manager to make up the Dundalk management side for 2019.