Cork City FC can confirm that Paul Farrell has stepped down as manager of our Women’s First Team due to work and personal commitments.
Commenting on his decision, Paul said: “I have really enjoyed my time at Cork City FC. I am a fan of the club and it has been an honour to manage the team. Work and personal commitments have made it harder and harder to continue on in the role, and it has reached a point where I felt that the best thing for all concerned was to step away and give someone else the opportunity to take the team forward. I have really enjoyed working with the club, the staff and the players, and they all have my best wishes for the future.”
City Chairman Declan Carey said: “We are all extremely grateful to Paul for the work he has put in over the last 12 months as manager, as well as the work he put in previously as assistant manager. Paul has worked extremely hard with the club and the players to continue bringing talented young players through from our academy teams, and he has made a big contribution to Cork City FC throughout his time here. Paul has put an enormous amount of time and energy into the role, and he has been a pleasure to deal with. We thank him for all of the work he has put in and wish him the very best for the future.”
Paul will speak to the players prior to training tomorrow evening. The club will inform the players as to the interim management of the team and a further statement will follow in due course.