Owen Heary looks likely to become the become the next Sligo Rovers manager following reports that he has been offered the job ahead of speculated names such as Paul Doolin, Trevor Croly and Joe Dunne as well as suitors from the UK, according to RTÉ Sport.
Owen Heary is well known for his abilities as a solid defender but he has taken to management rather well and has kept Bohemians well clear of relegation worry going into the final straight of their Premier Division campaign in 2014.
With Gavin Dykes now in as caretaker manager in place of John Coleman who left the club in September to join up with Accrington Stanley, the club are now looking for a permanent manager at The Showgrounds.
Heary’s vast knowledge of the league as well as having only retired from playing the game last season could be beneficial to his prospects as Sligo manager. He will be aware of what is required on the field in the modern Irish game as well as having a track record of success as a player will mean he knows what is required for the team to win.
Sligo currently lie in fifth place and will finish the season well off the pace for European qualification. Heary could be the man to bring back trophies to The Showgrounds, should he be appointed the Bit ‘O Red’s manager for next season.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena.
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