The new broom at Dundalk won't be swept by Vinny Perth, with the club confirming they've parted ways with the head coach.
Perth returned to Dundalk in June, just ten months after being relieved of his duties by then owners, Peak6.
But despite rescuing the Lilywhites' season - taking them from relegation danger to a flirtation with European qualification - Dundalk's new owners have decided they want a new man to lead them through the 2022 campaign.
St. Pats' FAI Cup-winning head coach Stephen McDonnell has been linked with a return to the club with whom he spent six seasons as a player, winning the league on four occasions.
Everyone at the club would like to thank Vinny for the immense contribution he has made to Dundalk FC over the past nine years. His name will always be linked to a glorious spell in the club’s history.
After being appointed as head coach in 2019, Vinny led Dundalk to the SSE Airtricity League title, the EA Sports Cup, the Unite the Union Champions Cup and the FAI President’s Cup. The Lilywhites were only denied a clean sweep after losing a penalty shootout to Shamrock Rovers in the FAI Cup final.
Prior to that, he spent six years as Stephen Kenny’s number two during a period that saw unprecedented domestic and European success arrive at the club.
Between 2013 and 2018, Dundalk won four SSE Airtricity League titles, two league and FAI Cup doubles and also made history by becoming the first – and only – Irish club, to date, to collect points in the group stages of a UEFA club competition.
Vinny will always remain a much-loved, respected and significant figure amongst Dundalk FC supporters. We wish him, and his family, the very best of luck going forward and will always welcome them back to Oriel Park in the future.