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The LOI's longest-serving manager steps down after nearly 7 years at the helm

Longford Town have parted ways with Tony Cousins after a bad run of form which sees them rooted to the bottom of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

tony-cousins-longford-town-14032016_1tz3j8fmctnph196bzweqb5dr1 Cousins had been in charge since 2009.

LONGFORD TOWN HAVE parted ways with Tony Cousins after an association of nearly seven years.

The club announced that Cousins had stepped down as manager following Longford’s 2-0 defeat to relegation rivals Wexford Youths.

The defeat to Wexford was Longford’s 15th in 23 league games and sees the Midlands outfit rooted to the bottom of the table, eight points adrift.

Cousins was appointed by Longford in December 2009 and guided the club to promotion to the Premier Division after winning the First Division in 2014.

After guiding the club to a sixth place finish in the 2015 Premier Division, the 46-year-old was only able to pick up one league victory in 2016 before stepping down.

The Town return to action on Monday, 15 August, when they host St Patrick’s Athletic at the City Calling Stadium.

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