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Pat Fenlon's Shamrock Rovers reign is over 3 days after disappointing Europa League defeat

He was in charge for less than two years.

The Hoops have endured a frustrating first half of the season.
The Hoops have endured a frustrating first half of the season.
Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

SHAMROCK ROVERS HAVE parted company with manager Pat Fenlon.

In a statement released this afternoon, the Hoops confirmed the departure of Fenlon who had been in charge since August 2014.

Last week’s damaging Europa League first leg defeat to Finnish side RoPS Rovaniemi appears to have been the final straw of an underwhelming tenure.

The 2-0 loss at Tallaght Stadium has all but ended Rovers’ European campaign while they are well off the pace in the league.

Fenlon, who took over from Trevor Croly, leaves the club with Rovers sitting in fourth position in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

“Shamrock Rovers Football Club wishes to announce that it has parted company with First team manager Pat Fenlon with immediate effect,” it read.

“The Board of Directors would like to place on record their thanks for the dedication and commitment Pat has shown over the course of three seasons with the Club.

“Everyone at the club wishes Pat all the best in the future. There will be no further comment from the club on this matter.”

Rovers travel to Finland for return leg next Wednesday with Stephen Bradley expected to take temporary charge.

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