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Re: The Three Wise Men.

Post by Ezeikial » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:44 pm

DUNDALK FC CONFIRM COACHING TEAM

Dundalk Football Club are delighted to confirm the appointments of Vinny Perth as Head Coach, Ruaidhri Higgins as Assistant Head Coach, and John Gill as First Team Coach.

Vinny Perth, Dundalk Football Club’s assistant-manager since 2013, has been promoted to the role of Head Coach, with responsibility for all footballing activities across the whole of the Club.

Ruaidhri Higgins, who has worked as an Opposition Analyst at the club since 2017, has been promoted to the role of Assistant Head Coach.

John Gill, who led Dundalk Football Club to promotion in 2008 in his previous spell with the club, will have specific responsibility for the first team, and will be assisted by Perth on first team matters.

All three have signed initial two-year contracts, effective January 1st 2019.

Chairman, Mike Treacy, commented: “We are delighted to confirm our new coaching structure at Dundalk Football Club. The board recognise that continuity is crucial at the football club, given the levels of success achieved in recent seasons.”

“We are convinced that in Vinny, Ruaidhri and John we have a structure in place which will ensure we continue to build upon the success of recent seasons, and achieve the club’s objectives on the pitch. We appreciate the patience of our supporters in recent weeks as we have worked tirelessly to outline our vision for the future of the club, and assure everyone we are excited about the future.”

Head Coach, Vinny Perth, commented: “I am delighted to have been appointed Head Coach at Dundalk Football Club, and am excited by the challenges ahead, namely defending our League of Ireland and FAI Cup trophies, and embarking on another European campaign.

“I’d like to thank the Chairman, and the rest of the board, for showing faith in myself, Ruaidhri and John, as well as for their great support on and off the pitch. I feel strongly that continuity is the key to taking Dundalk Football Club forward, a view that the board also share. I look forward to working with all the staff at the club, and I particularly wish to welcome John Gill back in his new role.”

“As First Team Coach, John is someone who will bring vital experience, hard work and dedication to the club. John and I have shared football ideas and philosophies for many years and I am excited to work with him. John brings a huge level of experience to the management team.”

“I would like to stress to all supporters of Dundalk Football Club, that all the planning and preparation is well underway as we embark on our pre-season schedule. After a grueling but highly successful campaign in 2018, everyone at the club is motivated and ready to get going again. I’m looking forward to seeing all of our supporters in February for our first league game against Sligo.”

On his appointment as First Team Coach, John Gill said: “I’m looking forward to returning to a club that I know well, and I’m hugely excited about the challenges that lay ahead. I have a great affinity with the town, a great fondness for the supporters, and this opportunity was something I simply could not turn down.”

“I believe this to be a very exciting period in the club’s history. We will work together as a team and look to grow and improve, with the aim of delivering more success to Dundalk Football Club and it’s loyal supporters.”

“I am returning to a club that I know well, it is a club that has improved greatly since I was last here. I believe I can play a role in delivering more success to the town and consider this to be an exciting time in the club’s history. In Vinny Perth and Ruaidhri Higgins the club have an excellent pair of coaches, and I am excited to work with them as well as all of the players and staff.”
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Post by Ezeikial » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:52 pm

It will be interesting to learn how this will work in practice.

My assumption has been that VP would be the boss and that JG would be a figurative licence holder. Maybe that is still the case and the wording in the press release is simply to appease FAI requirements.
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Post by dundalkfc1903 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:59 pm

Disappointed but obviously we'll all get behind Vinny and his team.

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Re: The Three Wise Men.

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:09 pm

I posted this in another thread forgetting about this thread. So I'll just repost it here.
Now it has finally been confirmed what is everyone's opinion? For me I always knew it was coming but have to say am very disappointed by it. Club have shown absolutely no ambition with this announcement. We needed to kick on and I don't think this management team have the same drive or determination that Kenny had. Nor do I think the opposition will fear us as much as they did under Kenny. We have gone from the best manager this club has ever had, and possibly the greatest the league has ever seen who became the first Irish manager to win points in the group stages of European Competition, and first Dundalk manager to not only retain a league title but to win 3 in a row and 4 in 5 seasons. For me this is the most alarming aspect from the club's announcement today: "John Gill, who led Dundalk Football Club to promotion in 2008 in his previous spell with the club, will have specific responsibility for the first team, and will be assisted by Perth on first team matters". To me this reads that Gill is in charge and Perth answers to him no matter what way the club want to spin or sugarcoat this.. I hope I am wrong. I know people will say support the club and don't worry I will always support this club through the good and the bad as I have done since I was 5 almost 42 yrs ago. But this decision by our American overlords is very underwhelming and shows they sre unwilling to invest in our club, be that in the infrastructure or a progressive management team. God help us.
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Post by oldfogey » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:14 pm

With Connolly almost certainly on his way it looks like John Gill will assume the mantle of target to the boo boys this year.

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Post by Ezeikial » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:16 pm

oldfogey wrote:With Connolly almost certainly on his way it looks like John Gill will assume the mantle of target to the boo boys this year.
Now would be a good time to re-sign Ross Gaynor or Jamie Duffy
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Post by White Horse » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:25 pm

This was always going to be a clunky press release given the insistence of the FAI that a pro licence holder had to be "first team coach".

The key comment comes from Mike Treacy; "the board recognise that continuity is crucial at the football club, given the levels of success achieved in recent seasons.”

It appears that there was no way to satisfy the requirements of the FAI without bringing in an "outsider" with the appropriate badge. I can think of no better "outsider" than John Gill for this position.

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Post by Ezeikial » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:51 pm

lilywhite66 wrote:Bookies are the winners if anyone had a flutter on the management setup
At least one of them being decent.....
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OK folks! We are paying out on both Vinny Perth and John Gill as winners on the Next Dundalk FC Manager market. #HappyNewYear #No1Bookmaker #ComeCollect
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Re: The Three Wise Men.

Post by Ezeikial » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:55 pm

Paddy Power too, it appears
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We have paid out on Vinnie Perth & John Gill taking over at Dundalk.
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Re: The Three Wise Men.

Post by dundalkfc1903 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:57 pm

The head coach with responsibility for all footballing matters (obviously including the first team), will be the assistant to the first team coach..... Clear as mud.

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Post by Wexford White » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:59 pm

niall_hearty2000 wrote:I posted this in another thread forgetting about this thread. So I'll just repost it here.
Now it has finally been confirmed what is everyone's opinion? For me I always knew it was coming but have to say am very disappointed by it. Club have shown absolutely no ambition with this announcement. We needed to kick on and I don't think this management team have the same drive or determination that Kenny had. Nor do I think the opposition will fear us as much as they did under Kenny. We have gone from the best manager this club has ever had, and possibly the greatest the league has ever seen who became the first Irish manager to win points in the group stages of European Competition, and first Dundalk manager to not only retain a league title but to win 3 in a row and 4 in 5 seasons. For me this is the most alarming aspect from the club's announcement today: "John Gill, who led Dundalk Football Club to promotion in 2008 in his previous spell with the club, will have specific responsibility for the first team, and will be assisted by Perth on first team matters". To me this reads that Gill is in charge and Perth answers to him no matter what way the club want to spin or sugarcoat this.. I hope I am wrong. I know people will say support the club and don't worry I will always support this club through the good and the bad as I have done since I was 5 almost 42 yrs ago. But this decision by our American overlords is very underwhelming and shows they sre unwilling to invest in our club, be that in the infrastructure or a progressive management team. God help us.
How depressing and pessimistic!
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Re: The Three Wise Men.

Post by dundalkfc1903 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:01 pm

John Caulfield is currently the best manager in the LOI. Let that sink in

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Post by Ezeikial » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:07 pm

dundalkfc1903 wrote:John Caulfield is currently the best manager in the LOI. Let that sink in
Wow - how do you arrive at that conclusion?
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Re: The Three Wise Men.

Post by dundalkfc1903 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:13 pm

Ezeikial wrote:
dundalkfc1903 wrote:John Caulfield is currently the best manager in the LOI. Let that sink in
Wow - how do you arrive at that conclusion?
Process of elimination. No one else has achieved the success he has.

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Re: The Three Wise Men.

Post by Ezeikial » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:15 pm

Mike Treacy being quoted by Gavin on Twitter

I'm confused by the claim of working tirelessly to outline our vision for the future of the club to supporters in recent weeks

My perception was that the communication from the club in recent weeks was poor, bordering on pathetic. I assumed that there was good reasons for this radio silence, but apparently MT sees it differently
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Mike Treacy: “We are delighted to confirm our new coaching structure. The board recognise that continuity is crucial at the football club, given the levels of success achieved in recent seasons."

"We are convinced that in Vinny, Ruaidhri and John we have a structure in place which will ensure we continue to build upon the success of recent seasons, and achieve the club’s objectives on the pitch."

"We appreciate the patience of our supporters in recent weeks as we have worked tirelessly to outline our vision for the future of the club, and assure everyone we are excited about the future."

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