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Vinny Perth leaves Dundalk after Champions League exit

Vinny Perth has left his role as Dundalk head coach it has now been confirmed. 

It follows the Lilywhites' 3-0 defeat to Celje in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.

Dundalk have won just once since football's restart, that being a 1-0 FAI Cup first round win over Waterford.

They sit third in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division table after eight games, and already 8-points adrift of leaders Shamrock Rovers.

The club confirmed Perth's departure in a statement released on Thursday evening.

Perth was appointed as Dundalk head coach on New Year's Day 2019, following the departure of new Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny, signing a two-year deal.

He led the County Louth side to the Premier Division title in his first full season in charge.

Perth cut a resigned figure when speaking with the media after that defeat to the Slovenian champions on Wednesday night.

"That result is at my door, and not the players," the 44-year old said, "A very difficult position with them tonight, but they were brilliant - full credit goes to them."

Foreshadowing Thursday night's decision, he added, "There's not a lot broken in this team, it doesn't need a lot to fix it.

"The club and the town need to stick with that group of players. And yes, it needs a little bit of fixing, but not a lot.

"I really feel that the town's in a really strong position."

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