By Robert O’Reilly
Drogheda United can confirm that Pete Mahon has today stepped down from his role as first-team manager of the club with immediate effect.
The Dubliner first joined Drogheda in February 2015 as assistant manager to Johnny McDonnell before the two departed the club in August.
With Drogheda relegated to the First Division, Mahon was appointed manager in November and he guided the Boynesiders to an immediate return to the Premier Division following a dramatic play-off victory over Wexford Youths.
A disappointing campaign saw Drogheda finish bottom of the Premier Division with Mahon now opting to walk away.
“I really enjoyed my time with Drogheda United ever since I arrived at the club,” Mahon said Monday morning. “There have been high and lows during that time but the outstanding memory will always be the night we got promoted last year.
“I have thought long and hard since the end of last season about what is best for all involved and I have decided not to continue as manager for the 2018 season.
“I wish the club the very best in the future and I would like to thank the many people who have supported me during my time with Drogheda United including my backroom staff.”
The club would like to put on record its gratitude to Mahon and wish him the best in the future.
The process of appointing a new manager will begin in the coming days.