John Caulfield announced as Cork City manager

The former Rebel Army striker has been appointed as manager of the club ahead of the 2014 Airtricity Premier Division season
John Caulfield has been appointed as manager of Airtricity Premier Division side Cork City ahead of the 2014 season.

Caulfield, a former Cork City player who holds the record for most club appearances as well as being the club's joint-top goalscorer, has agreed a two-year deal with the Leesiders. Speaking to the club's official website, the Balineen native said that he was "delighted" with the opportunity.

"I have always been very passionate about the club. I am delighted that FORAS have given me this opportunity and I am certainly looking forward to working very hard and hopefully bringing good days back to the club," he said.

Caulfield takes over the reins on a permanent basis after the departure of former boss Tommy Dunne in August and is keen to get started by securing players for next season.

"The most urgent thing is to talk to the players that were at the club last season and tie up the players that we can," he declared.

"I want a base of good, strong local players. We have a very good Under 19 set-up so we will look to promote players from within, and obviously attract players from the county and the province."

Cork City chairman Mick Ring said that he was "delighted" with the appointment of a "Cork City legend."

"Since retiring from his playing career, John has been inducted into our Hall of Fame, and has been virtually ever-present at Turner's Cross. In short, John Caulfield is a Cork City legend," said Ring.