PETER Hutton’s tenure as Derry City boss came to an end on Tuesday afternoon after 16 months in charge of his hometown club.
And we’ve taken a look back at some of the key moments of his managerial career at Brandywell Stadium which began back in May 2014 following the sacking of Roddy Colllins.
During Hutton’s short time at the helm he led his troops to a record European win following a 9-0 aggregate victory over Welsh club, Aberystwyth Town in the Europa League 1st round qualifier and to the 2014 FAI Cup Final at the Aviva Stadium.
‘Pizza’s failure to replace Rory Patterson and Michael Duffy left Derry struggling in the goalscoring department while several signings at the start of the 2015 season, including Anthony Elding and Seanan Clucas, simply didn’t work out.
Hutton, who played 663 competitive games and scored 60 times for his hometown club, captaining the Candystripes to a league title in 1996/97, was unable to steer Derry clear of the relegation battle and crashed out of the FAI Cup following a 3-0 quarter-final defeat to Cork at Turner’s Cross.
With just six games to go, Derry are just three points above bottom placed Limerick and having secured just 22 wins from 66 games in charge, Hutton was sacked on Tuesday afternoon, September 15th.
Here’s a look back on his 16 month reign on Foyleside