Oran Kearney has been appointed Coleraine manager (c) Presseye

ORAN KEARNEY APPOINTED ST. MIRREN MANAGER

Scottish Premiership club St Mirren have announced the appointment of Coleraine boss Oran Kearney as their new manager.

Kearney, who interviewed for the position in the summer was granted permission by the Bannsiders to talk to the Paisley based club following the sacking of Alan Stubbs on Monday evening.

Formerly having managed Limavady United, Kearney was appointed Bannsiders boss in February 2011 and led the club to the Irish Cup in May this year. Kearney told the official Coleraine website; ā€œI want to thank every player who has played under me throughout my time at Coleraine,ā€

ā€œI must add that the players in the last two or three years have been monumental and their consistency in the last 18 months is the reason why Iā€™m at St Mirren.ā€

ā€œI would like to thank the Board of Directors who have been consistent throughout my spell here. In particular, Colin McKendry, who has been a rock as a Chairman. When things got tough he had the vision and stubbornness to stick by me and I owe everything to him.ā€

Coleraine currently top the Danske Bank Premiership following Monday evening's impressive victory over Champions Crusaders at Seaview.

They face Fortmartine United in the Scottish Challenge Cup this weekend and Coleraine have advised William Murphy, Paul Owens and Trevor McKendry will oversee team affairs.

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