Local media reporting Mahon’s Drogs departure

Written by Kieran Burke. Local media reports from County Louth this morning are suggesting that Drogheda United and manager Pete Mahon have parted ways.

Following a disastrous 2017 campaign in which the ‘’Drogs’’ were relegated back to the First Division straight off the back of 2016’s play-off success, this mornings breaking news may come as little of a surprise to many LOI followers. However, noises from the former St.Pat’s manager immediately after this seasons 12th places finish seemed to suggest the veteran manager would remain in charge at United Park for a fourth season.

With news of plans for United’s long awaited new stadium recently released, these are promising times for the 2007 Premier Division winners despite the disappointment of relegation a decade on from those glory days.

The immediate challenge for Drogheda will be to build a squad capable of at least competing in what looks like being an ultra competitive ten-team First Division next season. With the likes of highly rated goalkeeper Stephen McGuinness one of many Drogheda players expected to be hot-property this off-season it could be a daunting task for whom ever the new man in the hot-seat maybe with so much expected from the Drogheda faithful.

Already this close-season the county Louth side have lost star man Chris Mulhall and former Ireland international Stephen Elliot, who has returned to English football with Morpeth Town.

The four-time second tier champions are as of yet to officially conform the news originally broken by local radio station LMFM. Updates to follow...