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Brian O'Sullivan unveiled as new Wexford FC boss

Fri, Oct 12 2018

Wexford will hope for better fortunes under O'Sullivan Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

First Division strugglers Wexford FC have confirmed that former Bluebell United manager Brian O’Sullivan as their new boss for the 2019 season at Ferrycarrig Park.

O’Sullivan takes over the reins at the lowly South-East club after a far from ideal year for the league’s most recent side.

Wexford only managed to pick up four wins all season as the side formerly known as Youths finished up in a desperately disappointing 9th place, only ahead of fellow long-time strugglers Athlone Town.

Midway through the season, Damian Locke, now of Leinster Senior league side Newbridge Town, was relieved of his duties as first-team manager following a poor start to the season for the South-East outfit.

Also joining Brian O’Sullivan’s backroom team is former Wexford Youths (now defunct) captain David Breen.

Breen played at League of Ireland level for 17 years in a distinguished career as he also lined out for Wexford’s South-East rivals, Waterford United (now Waterford FC).

Most recently, the now 39-year-old managed the Waterford FC Under 19 alongside various coaching roles with Wexford Youths and Waterford United.

Speaking on the confirmation of the deal, the new man in the Wexford FC hot-seat O’Sullivan revealed that he is looking to repay the club’s faith in him after his previous spells in Junior football.

"I am delighted to be appointed as the new manager of Wexford FC. Over time I hope I can pay the club back for showing faith in me. I can’t wait to get going and meet everyone. 

“I am particularly looking forward to meeting the players.  There's no doubt David Breen and I can work well together and bring this club forward and become more competitive on the pitch.

“We are both looking forward to working in the great facilities that the club have in place. Hopefully we can give the loyal fans a good brand of football to watch for the coming season."