CORK CITY general manager Paul Wycherley is set to leave the club.
The West Cork native had a successful stint at the Cross, despite the club's disappointing finish in the league last season.
During his tenure, the club achieved record revenue figures in 2018 and surpassed this record again in 2019, in the areas of commercial, merchandise and fundraising.
He was particularly instrumental in the success of the recent Win A Gaff fundraiser, which was in conjunction with Douglas GAA club and Kinsale soccer club. Season ticket sales for both 2018 and 2019 reached record levels and exceeded targets.
Declan Carey, Cork City FC chairman said, “During the past couple of seasons, our off-the-field operations, revenue, structures and branding have all improved considerably. These were principally down to Paul’s leadership and all of this will stand to the club.”
Speaking on his departure, Wycherley stated: “It has been a great challenge and privilege to be leading Cork City FC these past two years, which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. All the off the pitch revenue streams have grown. My plan was always to leave the club in a better place than when I came in, and I strongly believe this is the case with revenue streams, staffing structures, the overall brand, marketing, community work and the academy.
“While I move on to a new challenge, the club is in good hands through the fantastic staff and dedicated board. I believe that Neale Fenn is the right man to restore results on the pitch, which the brilliant Turner’s Cross faithful deserve,” he added.
“We wish Paul all the best in his next challenge and look forward to welcoming him back to Turner’s Cross as a supporter,” said Carey.
Wycherley's family own the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery.
He was appointed by City in 2017, after a long spell in London. He studied finance in UCC and then took up employment with Nomura in the City of London, before a variety of football roles, including Millwall and QPR.