McIver named as Derry football manager

Brian McIver has been appointed as the new Derry senior football manager following a county committee meeting last night.

Paddy Crozier will take on the role of assistant boss with Paddy Tally and Anton Moran trainer-selectors and selector Bernie Henry completing McIver’s backroom staff to take over from John Brennan’s disappointing two years.

McIver won the 2007 league title with Donegal and was part of the 2010 Down staff that lead the county to the All-Ireland final.

Speaking after his appointment the Glenullin man said, “in football there are no quick fixes, but with everyone pulling in the same direction, I know that Derry are capable of challenging for honours.

“I have been very impressed with some of the talent on show in the recent club championship games, and in particular the young talent. I have also been impressed with the crowds at those games.

“I am very fortunate to have a strong backroom team in place and hereafter it is down to hard work.

“I want a positive approach. That way we can get the best out of every player.”

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