Football: Former County boss to secure City job.
COLIN Murphy Colin Murphy may refer to:
Murphy, currently working as a coach in the Far East, retained his link with the National League after a stint in charge of Shelbourne in the 1994/95 season, and once he learned about the Cork position, which will become vacant at the end of the season when Dave Barry For the English musician, see .
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Murphy has extensive experience as a coach - apart from managing Shels - who were reluctant to let him go.
But he returned to England, where he began his managerial career with Derby County in 1976, to take up the Notts County 'hot seat.'
After Derby he had spells with Lincoln (twice), Stockport, Southend United and then County.
More recently, Murphy was a reserve coach at Spurs before taking up an appointment in Asia.
It is believed that he met City officials recently and accepted the job of landing Cork their first league title since 1993.
Cork officials were keeping tight-lipped tight·lipped also tight-lipped
1. Having the lips pressed together.
2. Loath to speak; close-mouthed. See Synonyms at silent. about the appointment last night but sources close to the club have confirmed that Murphy has beaten off the challenge of about a dozen applicants - including former City player Carl Davenport and former Everton defender Derek Mountfield Derek Mountfield (born 2 November 1962 in Liverpool) is an English former football player, who played as a centre-back.
His time at top-flight clubs Everton and subsequently Aston Villa were where he gained most fame, as both clubs enjoyed successful periods and pushed for - to land the prized position.
The City board is due to meet on Friday to rubber-stamp the appointment.
Murphy was seen as the front-runner for the hot-seat once the club failed to persuade Kieron O'Regan to apply, while some speculation also centred on former Ireland and Celtic keeper Packie Bonner Patrick Joseph ("Packie") Bonner (born May 24, 1960 in Cloughglass, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland) is a former football goalkeeper for the Republic of Ireland, who earned 80 caps after making his debut on his 21st birthday. .
Former Chelsea striker Kerry Dixon Kerry Michael Dixon (born 24 July 1961, in Luton) is a retired English professional footballer who played most notably for Chelsea and England.
A tall and athletic striker who had pace, an impressive heading ability and was effective with both feet, Dixon started out as an , who last year applied for the Athlone Town managerial position, was also thought to have thrown his hat into the ring.