- Wednesday October 24th, 2018 @ 17:21
Kenny Confirmed As New Saints Manager
St Patrick's Athletic are pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Kenny as first team manager.
Harry joins St Pat's having previously worked as assistant manager with the club in our league title winning season of 2013 and also having managed Bray Wanderers.
As a player, Kenny's honours including four league titles and three FAI Cups with Shamrock Rovers, while in recent years he has also worked for the FAI in elite player development.
Harry will take charge of the Saints for the 2019 season and speaking to stpatsfc.com, he expressed his delight at working again with the Inchicore club.
"I am absolutely honoured to be appointed first team manager of St Pat's. During my playing career in the League of Ireland, Pat's were always a club I admired and having coached at the club in 2013 in a season which we won the league title, I have a great fondness for the club.
"It is a privilege to be named manager and I look forward to get going and working with the players next season as we now look to plan and prepare ahead of the 2019 season.
"In taking on the job at the club, I am leaving the FAI/ETB player development course after around 10 years. I met many great football people throughout my work there and I would like to thank John Delaney and everyone at the FAI for their support during my time there," Kenny told stpatsfc.com.
Commenting on the appointment of Kenny as first team manager, St Patrick's Athlteic executive chairman Garrett Kelleher expressed his happiness at the appointment.
"We are delighted to have Harry back at St Patrick's Athletic. We look forward to the next chapter at the club and expect to be back challenging at the top end of the table in 2019."