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The Hoops chairman has praised the 'progressive approach' of his new appointment and believes that the former St Pat's assistant manager is the right man for the job

Shamrock Rovers chairman Jonathan Roche has praised the qualities of his latest appointment Trevor Croly, believing him to be exactly what the club requires after the dismissal of Stephen Kenny.

Croly was appointed as manager of the Tallaght club on Wednesday, November 7, signing a two-year contract and Roche believes that the former St Patrick's Athletic assistant manager possesses ample experience to help the club progress.

"Trevor knows this league and the way it operates inside-out," said Roche at yesterday's announcement. "He has considerable experience as both a player and a coach."

He continued: "Trevor comes to Shamrock Rovers as not only the most highly thought-of coach in the league, but also with very definite ideas of the type of manager he will be.

"We were extremely impressed by his progressive approach to the game and we feel his embracing of new technologies and ideas will be very beneficial to Shamrock Rovers.

"Trevor is a very hungry, ambitious and well-considered person, and we feel that is exactly what we need at Shamrock Rovers at the moment," said Roche.

Meanwhile, Croly, 38, has already set about the task of bolstering his squad ahead of the coming season. He said: "On Tuesday I spoke to the players who are under contract and those who are out of contract.

"I’ve started to speak to the players I want to sign. We want to ideally get players signed as quick as we can."

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