Niall Currie has returned to the dugout at Carrick Rangers for next season (c) Presseye

CARRICK RANGERS APPOINT CURRIE AS NEW BOSS

Niall Currie has returned to the NI Football League as manager of Bluefin Sport Championship side Carrick Rangers for next season.

Currie who last season was manager of Portadown until parting ways in February 2018, has previously had spells with Annagh United, Loughgall and Ards. The 45-year-old has previously won the Championship (second tier) four times during his managerial career as the East Antrim side look to bounce straight back into the top flight.

Currie told the official Carrick Rangers website: “I’m very proud and honoured to get the job and I’m looking forward to a massive challenge ahead. We know the Championship will be a tough league next season, but we have to have our ambitions – we want to stabilise the Club and get it back into the Premiership.

“I would like to thank the Board for listening to me and I’m highly motivated, and excited to be at a great Club and I’m just hopeful that I can get the town buzzing.”

The appointment comes after the resignation of David McAlinden following relegation from the Danske Bank Premiership having been defeated in the Promotion/Relegation Playoff to Newry City earlier this month.

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