Sligo Rovers Confirm Lyttle’s Departure

Sligo Rovers have confirmed that first team manager Gerard Lyttle is leaving the club.

A club statement issued on Tuesday evening stated that Lyttle’s contract would not be renewed following its conclusion at the end of the current season.

Sligo Rovers chairman Martin Heraghty said: “The club would like to place on record our thanks to Gerard for his professionalism, dedication and commitment in his time at the club.

“In particular we wish to acknowledge the number of young players that made their first appearances for Sligo Rovers under Gerard’s management.

“Their progress and development is a testament to his hard work. We would like to wish Gerard every success in the future.”

Lyttle succeeded Dave Robertson at the Showgrounds in April 2017, having resigned from his position at Irish League club Cliftonville.

The Bit O’Red were second from bottom in the Premier Division when the Belfast man took charge and – with three teams going down – he kept them up with four points to spare.

In the revamped 10-team Premier Division this season, Sligo Rovers are third from bottom but safe from relegation with three games to go.

Brian Dorrian has been installed as the club’s caretaker manager for the rest of the session. The Killybegs native had been in charge of the club’s Under 19 side. He will take charge of the first team for this Friday night’s Premier Division game against Dundalk at Oriel Park.