Shiels linked with vacant Derry City post

Former Coleraine boss Kenny Shiels has been linked with the vacant manager’s post at Derry City FC.

The former Kilmarnock boss and Athlone Town boss Roddy Collins are the early front runners to take over at the Brandywell.

On Sunday the news broke that Derry City had parted company with Declan Devine by mutual consent.

Devine’s last game in charge was Friday night’s 6-0 demolition of Limerick.

After the game the Creggan man expressed his hope that he could stay on next season as manager.

However the news of his departure was confirmed on the Club’s official website.

Derry City Chairman Philip O’Doherty said: “Derry City FC Board of Directors wish to announce that Declan Devine has parted company with the Club by mutual consent.

“The Club wish Declan well for the future and thank him for his contribution over the years.”

Speaking to prior to his departure, Devine said: “I can hold my head up in what I have done here.

“I won a Cup last year. Hopefully I got the club into Europe this year so I’m quite happy with the job I’ve done.”

Since his shock departure from Kilmarnock, Shiels has been linked with a string of jobs in football.

Just last week he was linked with the Airdrie job.

Shiels dismissed the claims, he told a Scottish newspaper: “It was 100 per cent wrong.”