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Damien Duff is appointed head coach of Shelbourne FC with the former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland midfielder taking up his first managerial role in the Irish top flight

Damien Duff has landed the first managerial role of his career after being appointed head coach of Irish top flight side Sherbourne FC.

The former Republic of Ireland international hung up his boots in 2015 following a successful career with Blackburn, Chelsea, Newcastle and Fulham, and has since been gaining experience with a handful of coaching roles.

Duff has coached Shamrock Rovers and the Irish national team at various youth levels, spent a season as a first team coach at Celtic under Neil Lennon and was assistant to Stephen Kenny at the Republic of Ireland.