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Bohemian Football Club is delighted to confirm that our former player and manager Pat Fenlon will return to Dalymount Park as Director of Football.

It will be the Finglas man’s third spell at the club having served as a player between 1991 and 1994, winning the FAI Cup, and as first-team manager from 2008 and 2011, winning back-to-back league titles, the FAI Cup, the EA Sports Cup and Setanta Cup.

Since departing to take charge of Scottish side Hibernian in 2011, Fenlon has since served as first-team manager of Shamrock Rovers and Director of Football at Waterford, and joins from Linfield where has been General Manager since 2018.

The 53-year-old said: “I am absolutely delighted to be returning to the club and I am really looking forward to the challenge ahead. I have some really special memories from my previous spells at the club and I want to help make new ones.

“It is a really exciting time to be getting back involved with Bohs. There has been a lot of good work done rebuilding the club over the last decade and you can see how much the club has grown in several areas in recent years.

“I feel the foundations are strong, there is a great atmosphere and affiliation around the club, and I believe that we have an opportunity to build on all of that, be stronger again, and bring further success to the club.

“It will be my job to oversee the football operations of the club alongside the board of directors to help get Bohs where we all want to be.

“I am looking forward to working closely with the board, Declan Devine and the men’s team, Seán Byrne and all involved with the women’s set-up, with Craig Sexton and the academy and youth sections.

“Everyone is pulling together to try to push the club on as much as we can and as sustainably as we can, and I can’t wait to be a part of that.”

Welcoming Fenlon back to Dalymount Park, Bohemian Football Club president Matt Devaney said: “The Director of Football role is something the board has given careful consideration to in recent months.

“With the move to full-time training for the men’s first team, the growth of the academy and continued investment in our women’s team, it makes sense to have a football person overseeing those operations.

“In Pat, we believe we have the ideal candidate with a wealth of experience for the role and we are delighted he has agreed to come on board.

“We look forward to working closely with Pat as we all try to push the club on.”

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