Sligo Rovers chairman under pressure

Sligo Rovers chairman Michael Toolan remains under pressure to resign in the wake of the club’s stormy opening meeting at the Clarion Hotel last night.

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Supporters criticised the decision by Toolan and board members to waive a demand for compensation from Accrington Stanley for manager Paul Cook, who was under contract with Sligo when he left.

The decision was taken, it seems, on the basis that the move was about to fall through because of the demand for a figure believed to be in the region of €25,000 and there was a belief that relations with Cook, already strained, would become impossible if he was forced to stay.

The process of finding Cook’s replacement continues, with the short list believed to include Damien Richardson, Brian Little, Cook’s assistant Gerry Carr, Johnny McDonnell and former Blackburn Rovers (English) Premier League winner (1994-’95) Mike Newell.


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