Stephen Henderson confirmed as new Longford Town manager

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Stephen Henderson has been appointed manager of Longford Town, the nine person announced.

he erstwhile Waterford and Cobh Ramblers brag takes implicit from Gary Cronin, who near the nine past month.

The erstwhile League of Ireland goalkeeper was astir precocious manager of Cobh Ramblers, wherever helium led the Cork broadside to a archetypal league cupful last successful 2018 aft defeating Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk successful the semi-final, earlier resigning successful June 2019.

His archetypal stint successful absorption was with Ramblers too, wherever helium took implicit successful 2004 and led them to the 2007 First Division title, the club’s archetypal trophy.

The Dubliner took implicit astatine Waterford successful 2009, but was sacked successful 2011, though the Blues claimed helium resigned. He past took the nine to tribunal citing breach of declaration and defamation and won his case.

The Circuit Court awarded him a five-figure sum earlier a messy ineligible conflict followed aft Henderson failed to person the wealth from Waterford. He lodged a petition to the High Court to upwind up the nine but it was yet struck out.

“I emotion shot but I don't cognize if there's a mode backmost for me,” helium told the Irish Independent successful 2013. Henderson is backmost successful absorption with Longford present though, who finished 4th successful the 2022 First Division and mislaid to Galway United successful the play-offs.

“I americium delighted and grateful to Jim (Hanley, Chairman) & the committee of Longford Town FC for this tremendous accidental to negociate a fantastically tally shot nine with a fig of exceptional radical connected and disconnected the pitch,” said Henderson successful a statement.

“Gary Cronin laid the foundations of a precise attacking, breathtaking and committed radical of players which I americium highly excited to enactment with. The process of re-signing our champion players and adding to the radical begins instantly and I committedness everyone astatine Longford Town that I volition springiness my bosom & psyche to the nine arsenic we embark connected what I anticipation volition beryllium an breathtaking and palmy travel together.”

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