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Deery won three FAI Cups and five league cups during his 12 years at Derry. Credit: Jason O'Callaghan


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Sligo Rovers have unveiled former Derry City midfielder Kevin Deery as assistant manager to Gerard Lyttle until the end of the season.


The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international takes over from Declan McIntyre, who had been assisting Lyttle in a temporary capacity up until his departure in June.


32-year-old Deery has spent the past two years managing Irish League side Institute in his hometown of Derry up until his resignation in May.


The midfielder spent all of his senior career at the Brandywell, winning five League Cups and three FAI Cups before retiring after he was released by Roddy Collins in 2013.


"I want to try and make a positive impact on the team and be myself around the place,” Deery told the Bit o'Red's official website.


“I'm delighted to be here to work at such a fine club like Sligo Rovers.


"There are big games coming up immediately so we'll be working hard and I've no doubt there's a huge battle ahead for every team in the bottom half of the table.


"But I'm excited at the chance to work with Gerard and the players and we'll be giving it our all to keep the club in the top-flight."