After a year of been out of management Roddy Collins was appointed as the new manager of First Division side Waterford Utd earlier today.
Collins will take over the role from Tommy Griffin who has been appointed head of football operations at the club.
Waterford have had a dreadful start to the season picking up just one win in 10 games. They now stand at the foot of the table. Collins will take charge in his first game this Friday night when “The Blues take on Cabinteely who are in fact just above Waterford in the table. The 53 year old Dubliner said he’s more than ready to take on the south Dublin side.
“I just want to get to know the squad and get ready for Friday night. I’ve got some work done on Cabinteely and that’s where my focus straight away will be. Once the players give their all on the pitch and in training, that’s all I ask.
Collins was sacked by Derry City just over a year and has vast experience of managing in both the Premier and First Divisions. He has previously managed Cork City, Bohemians, Carlisle Utd, Shamrock Rovers, Athlone Town and Monaghan Utd. Collins will not only bring passion and pride to game but will also not settle for anything than a performance from the players starting on Friday night.