Former Republic of Ireland international John Sheridan has been named as the new manager of Waterford FC. 

Sheridan previously managed Oldham Athletic, Plymouth Argyle, Newport County, Notts County, Fleetwood Town, Carlisle United and had two spells at National League side Chesterfield, including his last appointment, which ended in January. 

The 55-year-old won 34 Ireland caps and represented the Boys in Green at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups.

He made over 600 appearances at club level in England between 1982 and 2004, with notable spells at Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday.

Former manager Alan Reynolds left the Premier Division side in June

The SSE Airtricity League is due to resume on 31 July. 

Sheridan told the Blues website: "I am under no illusions of the task in hand.

"Speaking to [chairman] Lee [Power] and others around the club, I am more than aware of what the club means to fans, and those involved.

"We'll be looking to hit the ground running as soon as possible and getting sharp again ahead of the resumption of the league.

"I have spoken with the chairman a couple of times in the last little while, and we both are on the same page.

"We have set out some goals, and I will be pushing the players to make sure we achieve what we have set ourselves."

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