Brian McLoughlin takes up Glenavon coaching role

Brian McLoughlin had a successful period as assistant to David Jeffrey at Linfield
Brian McLoughlin had a successful period as assistant to David Jeffrey at Linfield

Former Linfield assistant manager Brian McLoughlin has taken over as first team coach at Glenavon.

The Lurgan club moved to appoint McLaughlin after Stevie McBride gave up the Mourneview Park role because of a change in his work commitments.

McLoughlin was right-hand man to Blues boss David Jeffrey who led Linfield to nine Irish Premiership titles.

He will be in the dug-out at Portadown on Tuesday night for the rearranged Mid-Ulster derby league clash.

"Brian is vastly experienced and played a big part in Linfield's success under Davy," Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton told the Glenavon website.

"He is a winner and he showed his loyalty by stepping down when Davy left and that is a quality I value highly."

McBride, a former Glenavon player and manager, had joined the coaching set up at Mourneview in the summer following the departure of Nigel Law.

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