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Limerick reluctantly let manager Neil McDonald join Scunthorpe

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Scunthorpe United have announced Neil McDonald as their new assistant manager.

The 52-year-old arrives at Glanford Park after leaving his position as manager of League of Ireland Premier Division club Limerick.

Limerick chairman Pat O’Sullivan said: “The club and myself are naturally disappointed to be losing Neil at this time. However, when an opportunity like this is presented to your manager, where there is potential for him to be in the English Championship next season, Limerick FC is more than happy to fully back Neil and support him in taking up this position.

“I wish to place on record Limerick FC’s thanks to Scunthorpe United FC for their professionalism in their dealings with us and we wish both Scunthorpe and Neil the very best of luck.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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