Just four days after being confirmed as Limerick FC's new General Manager, Breifne Earley has stepped down from his role, stating that the "discussions have broken down irretrievably" and that he will "no longer be continuing with the role".
Former Sligo Rovers employee Breifne Earley took to twitter this Monday evening to confirm that he would no longer be taking up the role with the newly relegated first division side.
In a series of tweets, the GM confirmed that the rumoured takeover of the club was from a US based company and that the move would have seen the club's debts cleared.
In a second tweet, Breifne confirmed his decision to step down, however he did not confirm if the proposed takeover of the club would still go ahead.
Just four days ago, owner and Chairman Pat O'Sullivan told this newspaper that a potential sale of the club was "total rubbish" while confirming Earley's appointment. (Read Pat O'Sullivan's quotes here)
After two months of takeover discussions on behalf of a US based investment company, to purchase Limerick FC which would have cleared debts and secured the future of the club, I was offered and accepted the role of General Manager of Limerick FC starting last Thursday. 1/2— Breifne Earley (@BreifneEarley) January 7, 2019
Unfortunately in the past number of days those discussions have broken down irretrievably and I will not be continuing with the role. I wish the many excellent staff and volunteers involved with the club the very best of luck for the season ahead. 2/2— Breifne Earley (@BreifneEarley) January 7, 2019