Finn Harps have announced that manager Ollie Horgan has signed a new two-year contract at Finn Park.
Horgan is set for a fifth season at the Harps helm after arriving in November of 2013.
The Galway native faces a stern challenge in 2018 as he aims to plot the club’s return to the Premier Division at the first time of asking following relegation from the Premier Division in 2017.
Following the announcement of his new deal, Horgan will be setting up for life in a very difficult First Division.
In 2018, the second tier of Irish football will see the likes of Galway, Drogheda, Cobh, UCD, Longford, Cabinteely and Shelbourne battling with Horgan’s men for a place in the top four to guarantee at least a play-off spot.
Harps Chairman Sean Quinn spoke of the importance of Horgan committing his future shortly after the announcement.
“It’s important that Ollie has got the two-year contract and the Board of Directors is now looking forward to working with him to build a team that will be competitive in the League of Ireland First Division in 2018,” Quinn said.
Horgan also spoke after penning his new deal, highlighting his eagerness to get down to the hard work ahead of pre-season in January.
“I’m pleased to have been in a position to sign a new contract with Finn Harps. The hard work starts right away for me in trying to put a squad together for the new season. That will take a bit of time but it starts from tonight,” Horgan concluded.