Cabinteely FC confirm Pat Devlin as manager and director of football

Former Bray Wanderers boss joins First Division club

Pat Devlin

Pat Devlin ©INPHO/Donall Farmer 

Cabinteely FC has confirmed that Pat Devlin will be the Dublin club's manager and Director of Football from the 2017 season.

The former Bray Wanderers, Athlone Town and Drogheda United boss has been appointed on a three-year contract.

"I am looking forward to the challenge of Director of Football at Cabinteely FC and in particular to working with their young players in the First Team," Devlin told the club website.

"Obviously I have been very aware of the progress of the club at all levels since it was founded but I am very impressed with where they want to take the club both from a football point of view and on a community basis.

"My priority now will be to retain players, recruit new ones and then to work with the club officials and the backroom team on pre -season in preparation for the new SSE Airtricity League which starts at the end of February." 

The League of Ireland First Division club finished 7th last season in the second tier.

It was their second campaign in the League of Ireland after joining the league ahead of the 2015 season.

Speaking after the announcement of Devlin's appointment, Cabinteely FC chairman Larry Bass told the club website: "I have known Pat Devlin for quite a while now and I have admired his work as a coach and manager down through the years. I have also admired his style of play, his ability to get the best out of teams he has managed as well as his success at unearthing and nurturing new talent in the game.

"Cabinteely FC may be young in terms of League of Ireland football but our plans and ambitions for the future are well grounded and we are looking forward to working with Pat to ensure that those plans and ambitions are fulfilled."