Fyffes re­new deal as a new CEO

The Argus - - SPORT -

A new chief ex­ec­u­tive is ex­pected to be ap­pointed at Dundalk FC in the com­ing weeks fol­low­ing the de­par­ture of Mal Bran­ni­gan over the fes­tive pe­riod.

The club con­firmed that the for­mer Ever­ton and Sh­effield Utd em­ployee had left the club to ‘pur­sue other op­por­tu­ni­ties’ in a brief state­ment late last week.

It read: ‘The board wish to thank Mal for his ef­forts dur­ing his time at the club.

‘No fur­ther com­ment made at this time.’

The Ar­gus un­der­stands that Bran­ni­gan was re­lieved of his du­ties be­fore Christ­mas. It is not known at this stage who is lined will be up to re­place him.

As a re­ported by this pa­per prior to Christ­mas, for­mer Sky Sports re­porter Andy Burton – who is now a Se­nior Re­cruit­ment Consultant at Bournemouth – has been en­listed to help iden­tify trans­fer tar­gets from abroad but lo­cal me­dia re­ports last week that he was due to be named Head of Re­cruit­ment at Dundalk FC are wide of the mark.

Com­ment­ing on those ru­mours, Perth said: ‘There’s no Head of Re­cruit­ment com­ing in to tell us who to sign. Any­one that re­leased that or wrote an ar­ti­cle on it hasn’t done their home­work right. It’s com­pletely and ut­terly fac­tu­ally in­cor­rect. That’s just non­sense and I, or the rest of the management team, wouldn’t work in that en­vi­ron­ment.’

Perth ad­mit­ted that ‘seven or eight play­ers’ were on the club’s radar out­side of Ire­land. It’s un­der­stood the ex­tent of Burton’s in­volve­ment will be to pro­vide re­ports on them to help the new management team at Dundalk make an in­formed de­ci­sion on any po­ten­tial tar­gets.

Fyffes last week com­pleted a turn­around shaped like one of their ba­nanas af­ter an­nounc­ing that they were com­ing back on board as club spon­sors for the next two sea­sons.

The Ram­parts-based fruit com-

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