St Patrick's Athletic are on the hunt for a new manager after Liam Buckley announced his resignation from the club.

Buckley took charge of the Dublin club in 2012 and in 2013 guided them to a League of Ireland Premier Division title. A year later he oversaw a first FAI Cup triumph for the Inchicore outfit in 53 years. 

However in recent years they have dropped off the pace in the league and last year finished in eighth spot, just four points off the relegation places.

The Dublin club have shown improvement this season but were never really in the hunt for the European places and dropped out of the cup competitions at an early stage.

The club confirmed Buckley's departure in a statement which read: "St Patrick's Athletic would like to announce that Liam Buckley has resigned from his position as first team manager by mutual consent.

"Club chairman Garrett Kelleher would like to thank Liam for his numerous successes during his time here over the past number of years and in particular for bringing his brand of free flowing and passing football to St Pat's, which has brought much entertainment and enjoyment to those who witnessed it.

"On his part, Liam would like to thank all involved with St Pat's for the support given to him during his seven year reign and wishes the club the best of luck in the future."