It was recently reported that Alan Reynolds left his position as manager at Waterford. The decision was made due to lack of communication by Waterford owner Lee Power. That wasn’t the only issue Reynolds had in his latter days with his hometown club.
Waterford players and staff were temporarily laid off by the club. However, Reynolds was very frustrated by hearing this news via email. After going four months without pay Reynolds made the decision to leave Waterford after three years.
Well today it has been announced that Reynolds has moved on to greener pastures. He was just officially announced as the new assistant manager at league champions Dundalk.
The 46-year-old will begin his role immediately with the Lilywhites. He will work alongside manager Vinny Perth and first team coach John Gill at Oriel Park.
He will be replacing Ruaidhri Higgins. Higgins joined former Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland backroom team last month.
Speaking on his appointment Reynolds said, “Dundalk is a fantastic club and I’ll be working with a fantastic group of players so it would have been hard to turn down an offer like this.”
He went on to say “In fairness to Vinny and Dundalk, they went about things the right way. They asked Waterford for permission to speak to me and that was granted by the club. We’ve spoken a few times over the past couple of weeks and I’m just happy it’s done now. I’m really looking forward to it.”
He finished up by saying “I need to adapt to becoming an assistant again and helping Vinny and John. It’s something I’ll have to get used to again but I’m looking forward to getting stuck in now.”
It’s a great appointment by the Louth club. Reynolds is more than capable to hold out for a managerial role. Saying that a role at Dundalk was always going to be hard to turn down. We wish Alan Reynolds the best of luck in his new role.