Liam Buckley leaves Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers manager Liam Buckley has left the club.

His departure was announced in a statement on Sunday morning – which Rovers say was by mutual consent.

But it comes following Friday night’s 2-1 loss to Bohemians at Dalymount Park and a run of five matches without a win.


Buckley was appointed as Rovers manager at the end of 2018 and guided the club to back-to-back European qualifications.

The style of football he championship also won plenty of Rovers admirers but the Buckley formula on the pitch this season hadn’t been working.

Rovers are currently sixth in the table and struggling for form and consistency.

In the club’s statement, Rovers Chairman Tommy Higgins said:

‘’Liam came to the club in 2019 and directed us to securing two seasons of European football since, which is the aim for the club each season.

“Liam carried himself with great dignity throughout, with his experience and knowledge of the league of Ireland being a great asset and his style of football being pleasing on the eye for our supporters.

“We wish to send our unreserved thanks to Liam for his commitment during his time and we wish him all the best for the future.’’

The Chairman spoke to Ocean FM Sport’s Austin O’Callaghan on Sunday, following Buckley’s departure.


Assistant manager John Russell will take interim charge of the Bit O’ Red squad, starting with tomorrow’s home game with Derry City FC.