The news we already knew was coming, Neale Fenn has been confirmed as the new head coach of Cork City, having departed Longford Town last week, Fenn has guided the side to a likely play-off promotion spot in the First Division.
But with Cork City struggling domestically and having suffered an early exit in Europe at the hands of Progrès Niederkorn of Luxembourg, Fenn is seen as the much needed change that was needed to help return the club to winning ways.
Fenn’s time as assistant coach at Leyton Orient led to his appointment at Longford. In his first full season in 2018 he guided Longford to fifth place in the First Division, before this seasons strong showing which almost guarantees the club a shot at top flight football next year.
Fenn, who lined out for Cork between 2004 and 2006, has spoken of his enthusiasm for his new role.
“It’s fantastic to be back here. I took a walk around Turner’s Cross and the memories came flooding back of the fantastic nights in front of the Shed End – winning trophies and those great European nights.
“I can’t wait to get going now. I’ve met the backroom team, a lot of who I know from my playing and coaching career. We’re committed now to finishing the season as high as we can in the league. There’s a very strong group of players here. The spine of the team is Cork City through and through, you need that to be successful.”