Cunningham leaves manager’s post at Lisburn Distillery

JOHN Cunningham has left his position as Lisburn Distillery manager ‘by mutual consent’ just three days after the club secured their Premiership status with a 3-2 win at Newry City.

Cunningham took over at New Grosvenor after Tommy Wright quit to become part of Stephen Lomas’ backroom team at St Johnstone.

“We sat down with John and we both felt that a change was required,” said the club’s chairman Jim Greer. “John has worked tirelessly and introduced new players to the club.”

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“He has been a great servant of this club since he joined us as assistant manager in September 2009, during what were often difficult times.

“We thank him sincerely for all his hard work during his time with us.

“When he was appointed manager in November 2011, his appointment was to the end of the current season and we agreed we would then review the position.

“We wish John every success for the future, he will be always be assured of a warm welcome at New Grosvenor.”

The search is now on for a new boss at New Grosvenor.