Drogheda United have announced that Pete Mahon has returned to the club as first team manager for their final game of the season, away to Shamrock Rovers on Friday.
This move, as quoted on droghedaunited.ie, comes after caretaker manger Mark Kinsella saw his ’60-day period in charge of the club come to an end as per criterion PAD 2.01′.
Former St. Patrick’s Athletic manager Mahon was assistant manager to Johnny McDonnell this season at Drogheda but left when McDonnell stepped down at the end of August.
However, he has now returned, with the club saying he was Kinsella’s first choice option due to the pair working together this season and with Mahon knowing both the players and the club.
Drogheda currently sit 11th in the Premier Division, knowing that they need to match or better Limerick’s result against Sligo on Friday if they are to avoid automatic relegation to the First Division.
Should they do that, Mahon will most likely have two more games in charge in a play-off against either Finn Harps or UCD.
Gerard Grimes, Pundit Arena