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Cliftonville chairman Gerard Lawlor says Paddy McLaughlin was the stand-out candidate to take over as the club's new manager.
The 39-year-old's been appointed on a two-and-a-half-year contract, pipping ex-Derry City boss Kenny Shiels to the job.
The chairman believes McLaughlin is the man to bring the glory days back to Solitude...
.@cliftonvillefc new boss @paddymac1979 “Massive, massive club should challenge at top end every season. Good people behind scenes, fantastic support, players already here, about getting them playing at top of their game & getting club back to where it should be” @GerardLawlorCFC pic.twitter.com/l9Tw5fevc5— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) February 4, 2019
.@cliftonvillefc @GerardLawlorCFC delighted to snap up @paddymac1979 as new boss. With Paddy in charge @Institute_FC were renowned for @FCBarcelona style ‘sexy football.’ So what does chairman want from manager’s 1st game in charge of Reds v @NewryCityAFC at Solitude on Sat? ... pic.twitter.com/AC1fgJRl5r— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) February 4, 2019
A pitch inspection's to be held this afternoon ahead of the Toals County Antrim Shield final tonight.
Linfield are due to face Crusaders in the decider at the Ballymena Showgrounds at 7.45pm.
There are also two rearranged matches in the Danske Bank Premiership - Newry City host Glentoran while Dungannon welcome Coleraine.
It's a return to Stangmore Park for former Swifts boss Rodney McAree.