03 Jun 2023

Dungannon Swifts have announced the departure of manager Dean Shiels by mutual consent.

The club posted the following statement on their official website:

"Dungannon Swifts Football Club can confirm that Dean Shiels has left his position as Manager of DSFC by mutual consent.

"All at Stangmore Park would like to thank Dean for his time at the Club, his dedication to the job and all the time and effort he has put in since taking on the task of DSFC Manager.

"Dean departs with our sincere gratitude and very best wishes for the future.

"We will immediately begin the process to appoint a new Manager and update you with any further announcements where possible."

The news comes after Shiels guided the Swifts to a 3-2 aggregate victory over Annagh United in the Premiership promotion/relegation play-off.

Shiels was appointed to the role in March 2021 following the departure of Kris Lindsay.