The search is on for a new Derry City manager - and two former Finn Harps managers are among the front-runners.

Roddy Collins' tenure as City boss ended last night - but both Peter Hutton and Paul Hegarty could be in the running for the hot-seat.

Both have been involved before at Derry, and both managed Finn Harps. Hutton was a city legend and had a spell managing before while Hegarty was an assistant manager to Declan Devine.

Other names are also likely to emerge today.

Last night the Brandywell Club and Collins parted company.

The Dubliner, who took over  at the beginning of the season, was informed by the club’s Board this evening that his services were no longer required.

Sources said the decision for Collins to leave was taken by 'mutual consent'.

In a statement, the club's Board said: "Roddy Collins has left Derry City FC by mutual consent.

"Derry City FC wish to thank Roddy for his service and we wish him well for the future."

The news came less than 48 hours after Derry’s 1-0 home defeat by Shamrock Rovers on Friday night.

Derry City have only managed two wins in their twelve league matches so far this season.

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