Ollie Horgan has been named the new assistant manager of his native Galway United.
Horgan left Finn Harps by mutual consent just last month, and will come up against his old team on the opening day of the season.
Horgan now moves back to his hometown, as he now fills the position of Assistant Manager to Manager John Caulfield and spoke to Galway United’s media team earlier today about getting the position:
“I’m looking forward to the challenge, we all know how difficult and demanding the league is, but I’m looking forward to getting started.”
Horgan will join former Finn Harps defender Rob Slevin and loanee Gary Boylan at the Tribesmen, as he looks to help them to promotion to the Premier Division.
Horgan is well experienced in the First Division, getting promoted twice with Finn Harps, and spent six of his nine years at the helm in the Premier Division against the odds.
Horgan took over in 2013 to replace Peter Hutton, with the club finishing 6th in the First Division.
The side finished 5th in his first year in charge and reached the FAI Cup semi-final, their furthest run in the Cup since the 1999 Cup final trilogy with Bray Wanderers which ended in a loss.
In his second year in charge, Horgan guided the team to promotion via a play-off win and a memorable night at Finn Park as BJ Banda netted a late extra-time header to beat Limerick at Finn Park.
They survived relegation in 2016 but were relegated the following year before another memorable play-off win against Limerick, this time at the Markets Field.
And the club enjoyed three successful seasons avoiding relegation before UCD’s win at Finn Park in the penultimate game of the season confirmed their relegation back to the First Division.