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Glentoran appoint Alan Kernaghan as manager

Former Middlesbrough and Manchester City man Kernaghan has landed the top job at the Northern Irish club.

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FORMER IRELAND INTERNATIONAL Alan Kernaghan has been named as the new manager of Glentoran.

The NIFL Premiership club confirmed the news on Monday, revealing that Kernaghan joined the club on a two-year deal.

“Glentoran FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Kernaghan as team manager with immediate effect. Alan will have responsibility for all playing matters at all levels throughout the club,” a statement read.

“Alan has been appointed after a thorough formal recruitment process and we are confident that his experience in playing at the very highest level and his coaching experience and leadership will benefit Glentoran at all levels.

“Alan fully understands the need to build for both this season and the future through focus on the progression of our Development Squad and our exceptional Academy as well as the first team.

“The Board of Directors is sure everyone at Glentoran will give Alan the warmest possible welcome to East Belfast and will wish him all the very best in his new position.”

Kernaghan won 22 caps for Ireland and has previously managed Dundee and Clyde, as well as presiding over Rangers’ youth teams.

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