Cork City FC can confirm that Jess Lawton has been appointed as caretaker manager of our women’s first team, following the departure of Paul Farrell.
Jess, who currently oversees the club’s Under 17 and Under 19 sides, will work alongside the existing first team coaching staff over the coming weeks, and she told CorkCityFC.ie: “I am looking forward to working with the players over the next few weeks. I would have worked with a lot of them over the last few years, so I know them and they know me. Obviously, we have all been disappointed with some of the recent results, so it is now a fresh start and an opportunity for the players to start again and look to get some good performances and results.”
City Chairman Declan Carey commented: “We would like to thank Jess for taking on this role on a caretaker basis, alongside the existing coaching staff. The Under 17s and Under 19s are both doing well in their leagues this season under her guidance, and she knows the club and the players extremely well. The board are currently making arrangements for the recruitment process for a permanent appointment, details of which will be announced in the near future.”