18 Apr 2023

Paddy McLaughlin has stepped down as manager of Cliftonville, the club has announced.

Confirming the news on their official website, the Reds stated: "Cliftonville Football Club can confirm that Paddy McLaughlin has this evening stepped down as Manager.

"All at Solitude thank Paddy for his time at the Club, his dedication to the job and the trophy successes he has delivered since his appointment in 2019.

"Having provided a series of memorable highlights and Club records in his four years with the Reds, he departs with our sincere gratitude and very best wishes for the future.

"The Club will announce interim arrangements in due course and will immediately begin the process to appoint a new Manager."

McLaughlin replaced Barry Gray in the Solitude hotseat in 2019, and went on to lead the club to success in the League Cup and County Antrim Shield, as well as finishing runners-up in the Premiership last season.