Cotter Pays Tribute to Supporters, Players and Backroom Staff

Cork City interim manager John Cotter has directed his thanks to supporters, players and his backroom team following Friday night’s 1-0 win over Bohemians at Dalymount Park. Speaking to RedFM on Saturday evening, Cotter described the victory as “a great end” to a difficult week for the club and said the backroom team is now focused on further improvements to come.

The former Assistant Manager was appointed as interim men’s First Team manager on Thursday, with Alan Bennett and Colin Healy also joining his management team.

“We’re all Cork lads, the three of us. You have Liam Kearney here as well, Lisa Fallon and Kevin Tattan, they’ve all been a part of it and going forward, for the foreseeable future, they will still be a major part of what we are trying to do.

“We need everyone to row in behind us now and drive it on. We’re passionate about the club, we’re passionate about the league of Ireland. We want to do well, and we want to improve. We want to succeed. The emotions shown on the pitch (on Friday night) were just the true reflections of who we are being honest.”

Speaking about John Caulfield’s influence on his own career development, Cotter added: “John brought me in five and a half years ago, so I have him to thank for everything. I know the term is thrown around a lot but he is a club legend. I hope people don’t forget what he’s done – I won’t forget what he’s done for me, and neither will the players.”

Listen to a short snippet of the interview below. The full Big Red Bench podcast by Cork’s RedFM is available online here.

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