David McAlinden in the Carrick Rangers dugout last season (c) Matt Mackey / Presseye


Following relegation from the Danske Bank Premiership, David McAlinden has resigned as manager of Carrick Rangers.

In a short statement on the official Carrick Rangers website; “After a long discussion, the Board reluctantly accepted his resignation.”

“We would like to thank David for all of his hard work and commitment and would like to wish him well for the future.”

McAlinden, formerly manager of Larne, took over in May 2017 following the departure of Aaron Callaghan. Carrick Rangers struggled in the Premiership last season, but managed to finish eleventh and avoid automatic relegation on the final day of the season only to succumb to Newry City in the promotion/relegation playoff earlier this month.

The 34-year-old enjoyed a career in the Irish League with multiple clubs including Ballymena United, Crusaders, Cliftonville, Glenavon, Lisburn Distillery and Carrick Rangers themselves.

The East Antrim side find themselves now preparing for life in the Bluefin Sport Championship in need of a new manager.

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