Gough leaves Longford
Published: May 24, 2009
Longford town and Alan Gough have parted company as of today. A statement on the club’s website LFTC.ie confirms the Waterford man’s resignation as manager following their defeat 2-0 to Monaghan at the weekend.

The loss leaves Longford in the relegation zone five points adrift from the rest of the field. Gough has only managed to steer Longford to a solitary win this season coupled with two draws which have come on the back of 11 defeats with 41 goals conceded in what has been a terrible season so far for the The Town.

Gough, who spent much of the previous season playing with Bray Wanderers, succeeded Vinny Perth at Flancare Park.

Perth had taken on the role as caretaker boss following Aaron Callaghan's resignation in August 08.

Longford town is the first managerial role for Gough who was assistant manager at Galway United before being sacked along with the rest of the managerial team who were replaced by Ian Foster and Jeff Kenna.

As a player he has won numerous major honours both north and south of the Irish border. They include five under-21 international caps with the Republic of Ireland in the early 1990s, youth caps, FAI Cup medals and League Cup medals.

It is expected that assistant manager Philip Coffee will take the role of manager until a replacement has been instated.
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