https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer ... -1.3747748
The club have never made a formal announcement about Burton having an official role or title at the club. It has always looked like just a consultancy gig, and my point is that through rumour alone it has been decided that a recruitment guy - who is not a member of staff nor on the board - was given the final say in contract negotiations within 3 months, over the heads of the Manager(s), the General Manager, the CEO and the Chairman. While also living in England.There is no firm news yet on the imminent involvement at Oriel Park of Andy Burton, the former Sky reporter and commentator, although it does seem that the one-time Capital Radio DJ is to have a role at the club despite a couple of local news outlets having to backtrack on reports that he would be handed the title “Head of Recruitment”.
For the past two-and-a-half years he has been working with Bournemouth FC as a “Senior Recruitment Consultant.” It is understood this role there is to be expanded so as to include some work along similar lines for Dundalk, where a reorganisation appears to be underway in the wake of Stephen Kenny’s departure and the appointment of Vinny Perth as his successor.
I know Hoban is almost universally loved and people want to believe conspiracies are forcing him out but the simplest explanation is usually the right one - Hoban has made demands the club aren't prepared to meet and I for one am already worried that we have a playing budget that's going to need European football every single year to help pay for.