Changing of the guard at St Pat's?
Article Posted: Tuesday 28th October, 2008
Manager John McDonnell and St Pat's could be about to part company following the club's 3-1 roasting by Bohemians last week, according to informed speculation.
Irish Times soccer journalist Emmet Malone says most of his colleagues believe McDonnell is about to leave Richmond Park, and points to his failure to show for post-match interviews last Friday as a sign of the way things are going.
"McDonnell is well liked by the media but that hardly changes the fact the hierarchy - at a club spending big money these days - must decide if he is the man to strengthen the squad or get more out of those already there," Malone writes.
"Rumour has it Stephen Kenny will be targeted as a replacement, but there has been no indication of that from the club itself."