Dundalk to appoint Vinny Perth head coach with former boss John Gill as first-team coach:


Vinny Perth will link up with former boss John Gill as Dundalk go for a dynamic duo to replace Stephen Kenny.

Perth was Kenny’s assistant before his departure for Ireland last month and has been overseeing first-team affairs since then.

He lacks the Uefa Pro Licence needed, however, to be appointed Lilywhites manager.

Perth will instead be named head coach — while ex-Dundalk gaffer Gill will be appointed first-team coach.

Gill, 54, led Dundalk to the First Division title in 2008 at the end of a three-year stint.

Since that surprise exit, he was worked as an assistant at St Pat’s, Shamrock Rovers, Bray Wanderers and, most recently, Drogheda United.

Perth, 42, knows his new colleague well — having played under the experienced Dubliner at Oriel Park in 2007.

The pair will form a new management team along with assistant boss Ruaidhrí Higgins.

Gill works as a sales and operations director and has come to an arrangement with his employers to allow him to go full-time with Dundalk.

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