Derry manager Brian McIlver won’t quit after defeats

Derry manager Brian McIver
Derry manager Brian McIver

Derry manager Brian McIver says he will remain in charge of the Oak Leafs.

Speculation had mounted after Derry were eliminated in the first round of the All-Ireland qualifier by Longford.

“When we took the job as a management team we said there was no quick fix and there is still no quick fix,” McIver told the Irish News.

“We have made progress but we also know we got things wrong.”

“To bring young players through you are looking at a three to five year programme, at the very least.

“After our two years, while we are very disappointed with the result on Saturday evening, we have to put that into context.”