Limerick FC have ramped up their preparations for the upcoming Airtricity Premier Division season by announcing former Birmingham City coach Malky Thomson as the new assistant manager.
Thomson (42) joins fellow Scot Stuart Taylor at Limerick after a circuitous route through Scottish and English football - as well as a spell with Al Ahli in Dubai.
Thomson was coach at Birmingham City under Alex McLeish before moving
However, the good news of Thomson’s arrival is tempered somewhat by the news that Denis Behan won’t be playing with the club in the new season. Behan, who signed from Hartlepool, two years ago has enjoyed a very successful spell with Limerick, scoring 17 goals in 46 appearances. He has reportedly linked up with Munster Senior League side College Corinthians in Cork.
Limerick begin their pre-season schedule of games this Sunday when they play Mervue Utd in a friendly in Ennis and Thomson is looking forward to getting stuck in at Limerick.
“I’ve been at a variety of clubs,” he said. “ I’ve been atAberdeen, Hibs, Celtic, Dundee United, Inverness Caley Thistle, Birmingham and Al Ahli under Ex Irish International David O’Leary over the years and I’ve enjoyed every minute, good and bad. I am delighted to join Limerick FC as assistant manager. I have been very impressed by the Club and the young squad we have been working with over the past few days.
“I’ve always been all about getting on the training field and trying to help players with new techniques. I am delighted to be working with Stuart and hope to help him develop the players and the club into something all the people of the Midwest can be proud of and hope they come and support Limerick FC playing good attractive football in Thomond Park this season.”
Stuart Taylor said: “I am delighted to get someone of Malky’s experience in, he will add so much to what we are trying to do here in Limerick FC and I am really looking forward to working with him.”