Shelbourne have announced that Johnny McDonnell has been appointed as their new manager.

The Reds, who are five points adrift at the bottom of the Airtricity League Premier Division, parted company with previous manager Alan Mathews eight days ago.

RTÉ MNS pundit McDonnell previously served as assistant manager at Tolka Park in 2003/2004, and also had spells as manager with St Patrick’s Athletic and Newry Town.

He was Brian Kerr’s assistant when Kerr was in charge of the Faroe Islands.

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