When working alongside John Caulfield, Cotter's Cork City team went toe to toe with Dundalk for major trophies.
“In an ideal world, everything would have gone to plan and Stephen would have taken over from Mick McCarthy after the Euros, but what has happened in the world has changed everything, so a decision had to be taken and I believe the right one was made. This way, he has more time to work with the squad and get his ideas into place.”
“Duff had a successful playing career with Blackburn, Chelsea, Newcastle, and Fulham, which will give him instant respect. On the course, Duff was always the standout participant. His attention to detail is excellent.
“I was at all of the remaining home games last season, after vacating my role, and will always be a supporter of the club. Getting back into football was important for me and when the opportunity to work with Rennie (below) came up at Waterford, it was an easy decision to go there.