Vinny Perth departs Dundalk after Champions League exit

Vinny Perth Departs Dundalk After Champions League Exit
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Dundalk has parted company with manager Vinny Perth less than 24 hours after his side were beaten in their Champions League qualifying game against NK Celje in Hungary. Alan Reynolds is expected to take charge of the side for Saturday’s league game away to Sligo Rovers with the club then expected to bring in an interim manager next week.

In a statement last night, the club said: "The board of Dundalk Football Club can confirm that manager Vinny Perth has left the club with immediate effect. We would like to thank Vinny for the hard work he has put in over the past seven-and-a-half years at Oriel Park."

Perth had been at the club since 2013 when he arrived to work as assistant to Stephen Kenny and he was regarded as having played a major part in Dundalk’s tremendous success during the seasons that followed.


Perth enjoyed a strong first season, leading the side to another league title as well as victories in the League Cup and Unite-sponsored Champions Cup. The only disappointment was an FAI Cup final defeat by Shamrock Rovers last November.

This season has proven more difficult. When the campaign was halted due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Dundalk were three points behind Rovers at the top of the table. However, since the restart their form has been poor and they are currently three games without a win, third in the table and eight points off the lead.

There have also been recent media reports about tensions between the manager, the club’s American owners and some of the players.

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