‘I am under no illusions’ – Former Irish midfield maestro John Sheridan becomes Waterford FC’s manager
A former Republic of Ireland midfield maestro with a proven club management record in the English football league is to take the reigns at Waterford FC.
In what could yet prove to be a masterstroke, John Sheridan was last night announced as first team manager of the Blues.
The 55-year old Sheridan, who played for Ireland 34 times for the Republic of Ireland and was famed for his slick passing, will take charge of the Blues before the restart of the League of Ireland on 31 July.
In a statement released, Waterford FC said it is: “delighted to announce the appointment of John Sheridan as First Team Manager.
“The 55-year-old former Leeds star will take charge of the Blues ahead of the 31st of July league restart, and will be assisted by first-team coach Francis Rocket,” the statement concluded.
Speaking to WaterfordFC.ie, Sheridan himself said he was looking forward to the challenge that lay ahead of him in the RSC and was ready to get stuck in.
“I’m delighted to have gotten everything sorted with Lee and the club, and I can’t wait to get down to the training pitches and get stuck in.
“I am under no illusions of the task in hand. Speaking to Lee and others around the club, I am more than aware of what the club means to fans, and those involved. We’ll be looking to hit the ground running as soon as possible and getting sharp again ahead of the resumption of the league.
“I have spoken with the chairman a couple of times in the last little while, and we both are on the same page. We have set out some goals, and I will be pushing the players to make sure we achieve what we have set ourselves,” he concluded.