Dundalk FC have released a statement addressing the departure of their former manager, Stephen Kenny, who has taken up the vacant U-21 Republic of Ireland job.
Kenny who was unveiled to the media today as the new U-21 boss, has produced some superb work for the Lilywhites where he helped the Oriel Park outfit win four out of the last five League of Ireland titles in addition to making them the first Irish side to win a match or gain a point in the Europa League group stages.
After Martin O’Neill’s departure last week, the 47-year-old was touted to replace the Derryman but that went to Mick McCarthy. Kenny will take over after the 2020 European Championships and it was clear that this opportunity was too good to turn down.
His former club are of the same sentiment as they have released a statement today thanking the Dubliner for the memories he helped create over the last six seasons.
“Dundalk FC wishes to congratulate Stephen Kenny on his appointment to be the Republic of Ireland Manager in 2020,” the statement read.
“The Club would like to take this occasion to thank Stephen Kenny for driving the amazing success achieved during his tenure. We understand that his next opportunity is one that he was going to find hard to resist, once offered, and everyone connected with Oriel Park wishes him the very best.
“His achievements at Dundalk FC have merited this opportunity and it is fully deserved.”