Wexford FC have appointed James Keddy as the new manager of the men's senior first team.
Keddy arrives in Ferrycarrig for his first League of Ireland managerial posting, following two stints as an Assistant Manager with Bray Wanderers and Longford Town.
𝙒𝙀𝙇𝘾𝙊𝙈𝙀 𝙅𝘼𝙈𝙀𝙎 𝙆𝙀𝘿𝘿𝙔
We are delighted to confirm the appointment of James Keddy as first team manager! 🤝
James has immense experience both as a player and as a coach at every level of the game 💪
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— Wexford FC (@WexfordFC) November 17, 2022
The Dubliner is a proud League of Ireland veteran, having represented eight LOI sides over a period of 17 years.
Following his retirement in 2008, he took on a role with Mount Merrion YMCA, before assuming a director of football position with Home Farm in 2015.
Bray Wanderers would attract Keddy's attention in 2019, where he would spend two years as an assistant manager.
He'd make a move to Longford Town in 2022, where he reunited with Gary Cronin in an assistant managerial role.
In a statement released by the club, Wexford made particular note of his experience in youth development.
"Wexford FC are delighted to confirm the appointment of James Keddy as the new senior team manager on a multi-year deal.
"The club carried out an extensive interview process to identify the right candidate for Wexford, and we wish to thank all the candidates who applied and interviewed for the position."
Speaking to the club media team today, Keddy was eager to get started in his new role: "I would like to thank the board for the opportunity. I am looking forward to assembling a squad that is young, competitive and wants to improve on last year’s position”
The statement continued: "We are delighted to have appointed a manager with his experience of youth development as well as the highest levels of the League of Ireland, and we are eager to improve on last year's league finish."
The 3-time-Premier Division winner replaces Ian Ryan in the hot seat, looking to continue the fine form that has been on display over the last 18 months.
Ryan has recently been appointed as the new manager of Bray Wanderers.