KEITH LONG SIGNS THREE-YEAR CONTRACT

Keith Long 25/10/2018

Bohemian FC is delighted to announce that Keith Long has signed a three-year deal to remain as first-team manager until the end of the 2021 season.

Now in his fourth year in charge, Long will retain his backroom team led by assistant manager Trevor Croly next season.

Ahead of Bohs’ final league game of the season against Dundalk at Dalymount Park tomorrow, Long said: “I’m delighted to commit my future to the club. I think we’re a club going in the right direction.

“The connection between the players, supporters, staff and everyone involved is really strong.

“For me there was never any desire to be anywhere else other than here. I want to build upon the work we’ve started.

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“The club are doing a lot of things right off the field and on the field, we can see some progression and lots of potential.

“I’m excited about the young players we have at the club that we’ve built up and brought through.

“Our culture is rich and our identity is clear. We’re not just a first team. There’s a lot going on in at the club with the community between the Foundation and the More Than A Club Project.

“With the players we’re brought through ourselves and now with our link-up with St Kevin’s, there is an awful lot to be positive about.

“We’re a big club and I want to bring success back to Dalymount.

“We want more nights like the semi-final of the cup here in Dalymount. We want big games, big occasions and big crowds.

As well as signing his own contract, Long confirmed re-signings ahead of next season.

Shane Supple, Dinny Corcoran and Danny Grant were already under contract for 2019 and added to Darragh Leahy whose new contract was announced last week, Andy Lyons, Rob Cornwall, Derek Pender, Keith Ward, Ryan Graydon and Promise Omochere have all penned new deals.

Long added: “We still have a little bit of work to do with a couple of lads we want but negotiations are well down the road and we’ve decisions to make on others.

“In an ideal world we’d like to keep as many as we can from this season to bring the club forward next year and we have our eye on one or two to come in too, obviously.”

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