New Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds has told Beat 102-103 that chairman Lee Power wants to "rejuvenate the whole city in soccer terms" and that the club's number one aim is to bring Premier Division football back to the RSC.
Reynolds was confirmed as manager for a second time at the weekend, having served as player-boss in 2004-05. He'll work alongside new Director of Football Pat Fenlon, who he played under at Shelbourne.
Reynolds says it's exciting to be back on home turf once again. "I want to make Waterford something special. I want people to be excited about it. I want to get Waterford back in to the Premier Division ... it's what we need ... I just need people to get behind it."
The takeover by Swindon Town chairman Power has raised expectations among fans, but Reynolds has warned that a lot of work still needs to be done.
"We'll have new players that won't know each other, that will need to bond and get to know each other and play to a system that I'm looking for. It'll take time ... it's going to be a challenge; there's no easy game in the First Division but [with] the people we're getting in, we're confident we won't be far off."