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Former League of Ireland favourite Foran wins manager of the month in Scotland

The Highlanders have now gone five games unbeaten and earned draws with Celtic and Aberdeen.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Richie Foran.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Richie Foran.
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INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE manager Richie Foran has been rewarded for his side’s fine form with the Scottish Premiership’s manager-of-the-month award.

Foran, who played for a number of clubs including Shelbourne, Carlisle and Motherwell over the course of his career, has helped the team recover from a poor start that saw them lose their opening three games.

The Highlanders have now gone five games unbeaten and earned draws with top-two sides Celtic and Aberdeen in September.

Inverness are currently eighth in the Scottish Premiership ahead of Friday’s game with Rangers.

In an interview with The42 back in July, the former PFAI Young Player of the Year who was only announced as the club’s new manager following his retirement as a player back in May, said he was looking forward to life in the hotseat.

“I’ll be a no-nonsense manager, I will tell players when they step out of line. I will never lie, I’ll be straight and honest.

“I’ve probably lost out on losing some players this summer for being too honest, by not guaranteeing some players that they will start in the team. Nobody can be guaranteed to start.

“Sometimes you just need a break. Some managers don’t want baggage. When I was at Shels or Carlisle, nobody would have imagined me as a manager.”

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