Derry City Coach Ruaidhri Higgins Was fired earlier today after Confronting the…

Derry City could be on the look out for a new manager in the coming days.

It is believed that Ruaidhri Higgins, who was in charge for his 100th game in the 1-1 draw with Shelbourne last week, has held talks with League One side Barnsley, and is a front runner for the vacant manager’s role at Oakwell Stadium.


Higgins, who took on his first senior management position at the Brandywell just over two years ago, has enjoyed success with the Candystripes, leading them to European qualification twice. He also led the club to a memorable FAI Cup success at the Aviva Stadium last November with a 4-0 win over Shelbourne.


Derry City are currently in third place in the Premier Division, six points behind Shamrock Rovers, having won just one of their last seven games.


It is understood that Barnsley are keen to appoint a new manager as soon as possible, and if that’s the case, 38 year-old Higgins may not be in the dug-out for Derry’s Friday night’s home game against Sligo Rovers.

Devine was appointed Bohemians manager in October 2022 and his side made a strong start to the 2023 campaign before eventually fading to sixth spot.


Bohs also reached the FAI Cup final last season where they were defeated by St Patrick’s Athletic but the Dublin club opted to part company with the Derryman last weekend after the home defeat by League of Ireland leaders Shelbourne.


Devine will face the task of steadying the ship at the Oval after Feeney left the club by mutual consent on Friday after only nine months in charge.


Last Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat by Loughgall dropped the Glens to fifth spot in the Irish Premiership table and they are 24 points behind leaders Larne but the win at Dungannon sees them move up to fourth.


The Glens still have a chance of securing silverware this season with their Irish Cup semi-final against Linfield at the Oval coming up on 29 March.