- Monday December 20th, 2021 @ 14:00
Jon Daly Named Assistant Manager
St Patrick's Athletic are delighted to announce the appointment of Jon Daly as Assistant Manager.
Daly had an almost 20 year playing career in England and Scotland, playing over 400 professional games and scoring over 100 goals for the likes of Stockport County, Hartlepool United, Dundee United and Rangers before moving into coaching in 2015.
His first role was as Manager of Hearts U20s, Jon has also been Hearts interim first team Manager on two occasions in 2016 and 2017.
Jon completed his UEFA A Licence alongside new St Pat's Manager Tim Clancy, he joins The Saints having returned home to Dublin from Finland, where he worked with TPS Turku as U23 Manager and first team Assistant Manager.
The 38-year-old, who holds a UEFA Pro Licence, is very happy to the joining the St Pat's:
"I'm delighted to be joining the club. I've known Tim for a long time since we played against each other in Scotland and did our coaching badges together. I've always kept an eye on his coaching career and how he's been doing and we kept in contact. He did a fantastic job at Drogheda in his first job in management.
It didn't take me too long to accept his offer to join, it's a really exciting opportunity for me and one I'm really looking forward to.
I went away at 15 and had a career in professional football, I was very lucky to live that but now I have the opportunity to come back home and help the players at St Pat's.
I've heard great things about the club, the first team and also the brilliant academy and people involved.
Tim had a great record at Drogheda United of working both with experienced players but also younger ones. There is nothing better as a supporter than seeing academy players develop and do well in the first team, so I'm really looking forward to being involved."
Manager Tim Clancy is delighted to welcome Jon to the club:
"Jon has a lot of experience in professional football over the last twenty years as both a player and a coach and I'm very happy to welcome him to the club.
We completed our UEFA A Licence together a few years ago, we have a very good relationship and we'd have similar opinions on football and how the game should be played.
I'm very pleased to be bringing him into the club. Jon has worked at a high level in recent years with Hearts at U20 and senior level, and has recently been working in Finland. He'll be a hugely important member of the coaching staff."