Cork City begin process of recruiting their next manager

Cork City begin process of recruiting their next manager
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CORK City chairman Declan Carey says that the acceptance of expressions of interest for the role of manager will help to streamline the recruitment process.

On Wednesday morning, the club issued a statement welcoming interest for the position. John Caulfield, who had been manager since the end of 2013, left City at the beginning of May, with John Cotter appointed as interim manager. With Cotter not yet in possession of a Uefa Pro Licence, Frank Kelleher was announced as manager on June 30 so as to satisfy FAI requirements, with Cotter retaining first-team control.

While Cotter will be among the candidates for the permanent role, City are widening the net.

However, they are keen to make clear that this is not an application process and submitted CVs are for informing the club’s board of interest in the vacancy only.

“We've started our recruitment process and are now formally accepting expressions of interest in the role,” Carey said.

“We've received a number of ad-hoc enquiries and expressions of interest over the last few months so this will allow us to streamline that process.” Those expressing an interest must hold a valid Uefa Pro Licence (or equivalent) or be currently participating in the Uefa Pro Licence course.

The club are also seeking prior experience in the League of Ireland as well as experience in the oversight, development and strategic planning of a football academy and a comprehensive knowledge of the League of Ireland and local game.

Strong communication skills, business acumen and interpersonal skills, the ability to work within strict financial budgets and an understanding of the fan-owned City ethos are also desirable.

CVs with supporting certificates of qualification should be emailed to the City board of management at manager-application@corkcityfc.ie, to be received no later than 5pm on Friday, August 9.

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