Limerick appoint Neil McDonald as manager

Limerick have appointed former Newcastle United and Everton player Neil McDonald as the club’s new manager.

The 51-year-old succeeds Martin Russell at the Markets Field and joins on a two-and-a-half-year contract that will run until the end of the 2019 season.

“I’m really, really pleased to be given the opportunity to manage a great club like this,” McDonald told Limerick’s official website.

“My immediate aim is to win the next game and to win as many games as we can to try and force our way into the top three so that we can get into Europe.

“It’s an achievable goal this season and something that we’ll be striving to do.”


McDonald, 51, has experience managing in England and Sweden, with clubs such as Carlisle United, Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool and Ostersunds. His most recent coaching role was with a Premier League club in 2016-17 where he served as assistant manager to then-Hull City boss Mike Phelan.

McDonald will be in the dugout for Limerick’s next game against Dundalk, but Willie Boland will take charge of the team.

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