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Candystripes & Collins part company

Updated: Sunday, 11 May 2014 21:24 | Comments

Roddy Collins was in his first season as Derry City manager
Roddy Collins was in his first season as Derry City manager

Derry City have parted company with manager Roddy Collins after both parties agreed to go their separate ways.

The former Athlone Town and Bohemians boss was in his first season in charge at The Brandywell but his side has struggled to find their best form with only two wins in their opening 12 games.

Collins was booed off the pitch from sections of the home support after Friday's defeat to Shamrock Rovers.

A statement on the Derry City website read: "The Derry City FC Board Of Directors would like to announce that Roddy Collins has left the club by mutual consent.

"Derry City FC wish to thank Roddy for his service, and we wish him well for the future."

Collins' assistant Peter Hutton will take charge of the team ahead of a board meeting later in the week.

Former City midfielder and current Ireland international James McClean took to Twitter to comment, saying that Collins' sacking was "inevitable".

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