Ruaidhri Higgins in no rush to appoint assistant manager

DERRY BOSS Ruaidhri Higgins insists he's in no rush to appoint a new assistant manager at the Brandywell club.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 5:00 pm
Derry City boss Ruaidhri Higgins and first team coach Rafael Cretaro. Picture by North West Newspix.

The Limavady man, who landed his first managerial post last Thursday evening when succeeding Declan Devine, was quick to bring Sligo Rovers legend Rafael Cretaro on board as part of his backroom team.

Cretaro, who recently hung up his boots after a spell with City's North West rivals Finn Harps, joins player/coach Mark McChrystal and Conor Loughery in a coaching capacity on Foyleside.

It's been a whirlwind seven days for Higgins as he prepares for his second game as City boss against Bohemians at Dalymount Park on Friday night.

And while the former City midfielder has opened tentative talks with potential candidates for his vacant assistant's role, he's prepared to bide his time to ensure he makes the right decision.

"I have give it thought," he admitted. "And I've had a few conversations but there's nothing to confirm as it stands. It might take a bit of time but we'll see.

"This is a three-and-a-half year contract and I'm not going to rush in. I want to make sure it's the right one. The right one for myself, the right one for the club and the right one for the players.

"So we will see where that goes in the coming weeks. As I stand here now there's nothing to report."