Coleraine boss Oran Kearney says he thought about resigning

Oran Kearney was happy to see Coleraine's losing run end with a 2-0 win over Ards

Coleraine boss Oran Kearney has admitted he did think about quitting during his team's nine-game losing streak in the Irish Premiership.

The Bannsiders ended their depressing run by beating bottom club Ards 2-0 at the Showgrounds on Saturday.

Asked if he had pondered resigning, Kearney said: "Of course, it is human nature to think that way."

However, Kearney said he never doubted his ability to do the job and was determined to turn things around.

Former Linfield midfielder Kearney, who will mark three years at the Showgrounds in February, has been consistently backed by the club's chairman Colin McKendry and the board of directors.

Despite Saturday's victory, Coleraine remain one-from-bottom in the Premiership table, although they are now just one point behind 10th-placed Warrenpoint Town.

"I am delighted for the players. They have been through a tough time but it will stand them in good stead for the future.

"I have taken some stick but I can cope with that. I suppose I am a bit older then the players.

"Losing to Warrenpoint was a low point for me, and I did go home that night and wonder if I stepping aside would allow a fresh voice and fresh impetus.

"I would have done that because Coleraine are too good a club and there are too many good people at the club.

"But I know the changing room and the players better than anybody and I know that throughout the run the players have been fighting, and I am happy for them they got their reward against Ards."

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