Waterford’s League of Ireland story enters a new era
The new era in Waterford’s League of Ireland’s story has begun with the appointment of Pat Fenlon and Alan Reynolds as part of the club’s new management team in director of football and head coach roles respectively. The club will also henceforth be known as Waterford FC instead of Waterford United.
It marks a return to the game for Fenlon after leaving Shamrock Rovers, while former Blues player-manager Reynolds moves to the RSC having been assistant first-team coach at Cork City last season.
Speaking about this new venture Fenlon said “I am delighted to be involved in such an exciting project. Waterford has always been a great football city, with a fabulous history. Being director of football is a new and exciting role for me and I would like to thank [the club owner] Lee Power for giving me the opportunity to put the structures in place to bring the club forward.”
For his part, Alan Reynolds, who’ll be managing day-to-day first-team matters with Fenlon’s guidance, said: “I’m thrilled to be involved with this new era for Waterford. Working with Pat Fenlon again is something that I’m really looking forward too.”
The club’s new owner Lee Power said “To me, it was always about getting the right people to lead the club forward and with Pat’s experience and Alan’s knowledge of Waterford, I think that we’ve got the perfect combination to lead this club back into the Premier Division which is our aim for the 2017 season. It’s exciting times ahead for the club and I thank our fans for their patience in waiting for these key appointments. The announcement of both Pat and Alan is a signal of our intentions to make this club a great one again. I welcome them both and wish them all the success in building a squad that’s aim will be to bring top flight football back to Waterford.”
And so say all of us!