Sligo Rovers part company with boss Dave Robertson

Sligo Rovers have parted company with manager Dave Robertson.

The Bit O’ Red have confirmed that Robertson has departed the club after 17 months in charge.

Robertson was appointed first team manager in November 2015 and led the team to a fifth-placed finish in the League of Ireland Premier Division in his first season in charge.

Rovers have won just one of their seven matches so far this year, however, and sit second-from-bottom in the table.

Robertson’s final game in charge was Monday’s 1-1 draw away to bottom-of-the-table Galway United.

The Bit O’ Red host Bohemians in their next game on Saturday night at the Showgrounds, with assistant manager Declan McIntyre taking charge on a temporary basis.

A statement from the club read:

“Following a review of the season to date, Sligo Rovers and their manager Dave Robertson have mutually agreed to part on an amicable basis.

Chairman Martin Heraghty thanked Dave Robertson for his contribution and total professionalism with the club over the past eighteen months: “Everyone at Sligo Rovers would like to thank Dave for all of his hard work, dedication and commitment during his time as our manager. He took over after a difficult season in 2015 and led us to a very creditable fifth place finish last year and qualified for the IRN-BRU Scottish Cup in the process.  I know that Dave has taken Sligo Rovers to his heart and will continue to be very supportive of club, staff and players moving forward.

“We wish Dave the very best of success in his future managerial career”.