Alan Mannus will re-join Shamrock Rovers in four weeks’ time after he completes his contract at Scottish Premier Division side St. Johnstone. He will train with Shamrock Rovers from then and will be available to play from July 1st when the Summer transfer window opens.
Stephen Bradley said:
“I am delighted to announce that Alan Mannus will return to the club this Summer when his contract expires with St. Johnstone. We have been aware that Alan was considering his future for quite a while now and I would like to thank our Sporting Director Stephen McPhail and the Board of Shamrock Rovers for the work and effort made over the past few months in securing Alan’s signature. Alan is a huge addition to the squad and his signing further illustrates the work going on behind the scenes to ensure that we continue to build as a squad.“
Player Profile: Alan Mannus
Alan Mannus began his career with Linfield where he won five league titles in nine years. He joined Shamrock Rovers in August 2009, making his first appearance in a 2-2 draw against Dundalk in Tallaght.
Mannus won the 2010 SWAI Goalkeeper of the Year the following season as Rovers won the league for the first time in 16 years. The club lifted the Setanta Cup trophy in May 2011 but he moved to St Johnstone two months later, making his last appearance in a Hoops jersey in a Champions League tie away to Flora Tallinn.
Mannus debuted against Hearts the following February and played a total of 191 league games in Scotland, helping the Saints to their first ever Scottish Cup in 2014.
The Northern Ireland goalkeeper, who turns 36 next month, made his international debut in 2004 and was part of former Hoops manager Michael O’Neill’s Euro 2016 squad in France.