Ronnie McFall (c) Presseye


Ronnie McFall has resigned as manager of Glentoran with assistant manager Gary Smyth taking over the Oval hotseat.

The legendary manager returned for his second spell as manager at the Oval in February 2018 on a caretaker basis before his appointment was made permanent in last summer.

In a statement on the Glentoran website: “The Board of Directors would like to thank Ronnie for his hard work and complete commitment over the past 11 months and to wish he and his wife Anne all the very best for the future.

“Ronnie – as both player and manager – has played a very important role in the history of Glentoran Football Club. He and Anne will always be very welcome at the Oval.”

Assistant manager Gary Smyth has been appointed as first team manager and will be assisted by Paul Leeman.

The East Belfast club are currently in the middle of the longest winless run in the history of the club, following their 4-2 defeat by Dungannon Swifts on New Years’ Day which leaves Glentoran in ninth place, only seven points off the bottom of the table.

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