Fyffes renew deal as a new CEO
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-