Neale Fenn has been named as the new first team head coach of SSE Airtricitiy League Premier Division side Cork City.

The former Cork striker has been in charge of Longford Town for the last two years, however, Fenn resigned from the midlands club last week, fueling rumours of his move to his former club.

And the Turner's Cross outfit have confirmed that the former Ireland Under-21 striker has taken charge on what has been described as a multi-year agreement.

"It's fantastic to be back here," said Fenn.

"I took a walk around Turner’s Cross and the memories came flooding back of the fantastic nights in front of the Shed End, winning trophies and those great European nights."

"I can't wait to get going now. I’ve met the backroom team, a lot of who I know from my playing and coaching career.

"We’re committed now to finishing the season as high as we can in the league. There’s a very strong group of players here. The spine of the team is Cork City through and through, you need that to be successful."

The club has confirmed that terms had been agreed with Longford Town in relation to Fenn's move south.

Fenn's first game in charge of his new side will take place on Friday night at Turner's Cross as Cork host Sligo Rovers in a league clash.