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Vinny Perth parts company with Dundalk FC

Dec 1, 2021 12:12 By Sean McCaffrey
Vinny Perth parts company with Dundalk FC Vinny Perth parts company with Dundalk FC
18 June 2021; Dundalk head coach Vinny Perth before the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Dundalk and Longford Town at Oriel Park in Dundalk, Louth. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
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Dundalk FC  have confirmed that they have parted ways with Vinny Perth. In a statement from the club which you can read below the club thank Vinny for his "immense contribution" to the club and he will always be linked to a glorious spell in their history. His tenure as head coach included a league title, EA Sports cup, FAI cup and the Unite the Union Champions cup while he spent 6 years as Stephen Kenny's number 2 during which the claimed 4 league titles with 2 doubles in that time and also collected points in the group stages of a UEFA cup competition.

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Dundalk FC statement 

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Everyone at the club would like to thank Vinny for the immense contribution he has made to Dundalk FC over the past nine years. His name will always be linked to a glorious spell in the club’s history.

After being appointed as head coach in 2019, Vinny led Dundalk to the SSE Airtricity League title, the EA Sports Cup, the Unite the Union Champions Cup and the FAI President’s Cup. The Lilywhites were only denied a clean sweep after losing a penalty shootout to Shamrock Rovers in the FAI Cup final.

Prior to that, he spent six years as Stephen Kenny’s number two during a period that saw unprecedented domestic and European success arrive at the club.

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Between 2013 and 2018, Dundalk won four SSE Airtricity League titles, two league and FAI Cup doubles and also made history by becoming the first - and only - Irish club, to date, to collect points in the group stages of a UEFA club competition.

Vinny will always remain a much-loved, respected and significant figure amongst Dundalk FC supporters. We wish him, and his family, the very best of luck going forward and will always welcome them back to Oriel Park in the future.

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