He later had an unsuccessful stint at Preston. Limerick seem determined to secure a high-profile boss from across channel, having already spoken to former England caretaker boss Peter Taylor.
Sligo Rovers have re-signed winger Aaron Greene after he was released by Shamrock Rovers. The Dubliner had a disappointing season with the Hoops, but Sligo boss Ian Baraclough is happy to have recruited a player who forged a big reputation in his previous spell with the Bit O'Red.
"It is a pleasing signing and a great addition to the squad," said Baraclough. "Despite being only 22 years old, he has considerable experience already and a determination to develop his career with Sligo Rovers."
Hoops boss Trevor Croly added another member to his growing squad over the weekend when central defender Derek Foran put pen to paper. He was a free agent following a good season with Dundalk."
Cork City boss Thomas Dunne has tied experienced defender Kevin Murray down for another year, after securing 'keeper Mark McNulty last week.