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Boost for Harps' promotion push as long-serving Horgan agrees to stay on

Horgan will lead the Donegal club into a sixth season in 2018.

Horgan said he's looking forward to the challenge of getting Harps back up.
Horgan said he's looking forward to the challenge of getting Harps back up.
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OLLIE HORGAN WILL hope to guide Finn Harps back to the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division at the first time of asking after this evening signing a new deal to remain as the club’s manager.

Horgan, 49, who has been in charge of the Donegal club since November 2013, has put speculation over his future to bed by putting pen to paper on a two-year contract.

The deal will see the Galway native remain at the helm until 2019, with the option of a third year part of the agreement.

“I’m pleased to have been in a position to sign a new contract with Finn Harps,” he said.

“The hard work starts right away for me in trying to put a squad together for the new season. That will take a bit of time but it starts from tonight.”

Finn Harps were last year relegated from the Premier Division and Horgan will face a stiff task in earning instant promotion back to the top tier, with Galway, Drogheda, Longford, Shelbourne and UCD among those set to be in contention.

Harps chairman Sean Quinn added that after several discussions between the board and Horgan, he was delighted to reach an agreement which sees Horgan remain in charge.

“It’s important that Ollie has got the two-year contract and the Board of Directors is now looking forward to working with him to build a team that will be competitive in the League of Ireland First Division in 2018,” Quinn said.

The First Division season kicks off on 23 February 2018.

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