More drama in Athlone as manager Monsanto steps down.

Another managerial casualty in this season’s SSE Airtricity League as Athlone Town announced that their manager Ricardo Monsanto has stepped down. 

The club released the following statement this afternoon;

“The decision was arrived at following discussions between the club’s board and Ricardo where recent on-field performances and results were discussed.”

“Following those talks it was mutually agreed by both parties that Ricardo’s tenure as first team manager come to an end.”

“Unfortunately recent results have not been as Ricardo and the club had hoped for.”

“Everyone involved with Athlone Town AFC would like to place on the record its thanks to Ricardo for the hard work and dedication he has put into his coaching duties with the first team since the start of the season.”

“The club would also like to wish Ricardo every success in the future.”

“First team coach Ricardo Cravo will take charge of tonight’s first team game against Wexford FC.”

The club said it had started a process to recruit a new manager and that an announcement concerning the appointment would be made in the coming days.