Result for Reynolds: Former Blues boss confirmed as Dundalk’s new assistant manager
Former Blue’s manager Alan Reynolds has been confirmed as reigning league champions, Dundalk FC’s, assistant manager.
The much-speculated move was announced on the Lillywhite’s website this morning and will now see the Waterford local affectionately known as Rennie, team up with former teammate Vinnie Perth in the Dundalk dugout.
On their club website, Dundalk FC said they are: “Delighted to announce that Alan Reynolds has been appointed as the club’s assistant manager.”
The 46-year-old former Waterford boss will work alongside Lilywhites manager Vinny Perth and first-team coach John Gill at Oriel Park
Reynolds told dundalkfc.com that it was: “An opportunity he just couldn’t pass up.
“Dundalk is a fantastic club and I’ll be working with a fantastic group of players so it would have been hard to turn down an offer like this.
“In fairness to Vinny and Dundalk, they went about things the right way. They asked Waterford for permission to speak to me and that was granted by the club. We’ve spoken a few times over the past couple of weeks and I’m just happy it’s done now.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” he added. “I need to adapt to becoming an assistant again and helping Vinny and John. It’s something I’ll have to get used to again but I’m looking forward to getting stuck in now,” Reynolds concluded.
Rennie guided the Blues to promotion in his first season back at the RSC and steered them to a fourth-place finish in 2019. He resigned as manager of the Blues at the beginning of the month after three-and-a-half years at the club.