Shamrock Rovers have appointed Damien Duff to their first-team coaching staff

The former Republic of Ireland international is aiding Stephen Bradley at Tallaght Stadium.

DAMIEN DUFF HAS joined the Shamrock Rovers first-team coaching staff until the end of the season.

The former Republic of Ireland and Chelsea winger concluded his playing career with a brief stint at Rovers in 2015, making nine league appearances, and has been coaching the club’s U15 team.

He will assist interim manager Stephen Bradley, who recently succeeded Pat Fenlon. Bradley says that the 37-year-old has been “great” to have around.

“Damien has been in with us the last few weeks,” Bradley said. ”He’s in coaching with myself, Stephen McPhail and Glenn Cronin, so it’s a good mix. I’ve obviously known Damien since he came in as a player. He’s with the youths so I kept in contact with him and I just like his ideas on the game, he’s been great.

“Damien would have very high standards, he’d call it as he sees it. It’s good to have that, it’s good to bounce off what he did in his own clubs and what we can implement in our training.”

Damien Duff Duff on the pitch at the Carlisle Grounds before Rovers' game against Bray Wanderers on Friday. Donall Farmer / INPHO Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

In addition to coaching with Rovers, Duff also recently took up a role with the FAI, aiding Colin O’Brien with the U15 national team.

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