Saturday 18 November 2017

Bohs’ new boss Callaghan gets busy building squad

NEW Bohemians manager Aaron Callaghan admits he can’t wait to get started in the Dalymount Park hotseat as he attempts to form a squad for next season.

The 45-year-old was announced as Bohemians’ new manager on Saturday and he has confirmed that 35-year-old veteran Owen Heary will remain at the club in a player-coach role, while continuing his roles as manager of the A and under-19 teams.

Callaghan said: “I’m delighted, absolutely delighted to get the job. Bohs are one of the biggest clubs in the country with a great history and tradition so I can’t wait to get started. And with Owen alongside me, it will work well. I’ll look at doing a lot of the coaching myself but I will need a hand and Owen is someone who knows the club well. He’s somebody well known throughout the league and I think well work well together.”

Callaghan, who previously managed Longford Town and Athlone Town, will spend the coming weeks assembling a squad, which has already been boosted by some of last season's amateur players agreeing terms to remain at Dalymount. Bohs' season officially kicks off on February 13 when the Gypsies compete in the Setanta Sports Cup, with the league season starting on March 2nd with a trip to Derry City.

BRIAN SHORTALL has signed for Shelbourne for the coming season. The defender played for St Patrick’s Athletic last season.

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