Cobh Ramblers confirm Stuart Ashton as interim manager

Tue, Jun 18 2019

Cobh Ramblers have unveiled former assistant manager Stuart Ashton as the club's new interim manager Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

Cobh Ramblers have confirmed that former assistant to Stephen Henderson, Stuart Ashton has been appointed as the club’s interim manager.

Stephen Henderson’s shock departure was confirmed on Friday night following the Rams 2-1 win over Galway United at St Colman’s Park.

Opposition Analyst Barry O’Sullivan has also departed the club in the wake of Henderson’s departure.

Confirming via a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, Cobh Ramblers have confirmed that former assistant manager Stuart Ashton has been named as their interim first-team boss.

Once a player of the club, Ashton joined the club as Henderson’s number two in 2017 before being promoted to the role of first-team boss in the wake of the Dubliner’s departure.

Declan Coleman will also take responsibility of the first-team squad after stepping up from being the club’s under-19 manager.

James Claffey will also play a role in the new coaching ticket at St Colman’s Park having joined the club as a sports psychologist last season.

The club also confirmed that a ‘thorough recruitment process’ will begin in the coming weeks as the First Division strugglers look to identify a permanent replacement for the position as first-team manager.