Alan Reynolds (footballer)

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Alan Reynolds
Personal information
Full name Alan Reynolds
Date of birth (1974-06-12) 12 June 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Waterford, Ireland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Waterford (Head Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–2001 Waterford United 193 (6)
2001–2002 Longford Town 27 (1)
2002–2003 Cork City 23 (0)
2003 Shamrock Rovers 23 (0)
2004–2005 Waterford United 35 (0)
2005–2006 Shelbourne 11 (0)
2006–2007 Waterford United 17 (0)
2007 Shamrock Rovers 7 (0)
Total 336 (7)
Teams managed
2004 Waterford United
2017– Waterford
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 January 2017.

Alan Reynolds (born 12 June 1974) is a former Irish footballer and coach. He is currently the head coach of Waterford FC in the League of Ireland First Division. He is currently working as a Football In Community Development Officer for the Football Association of Ireland.[1]

Playing Career[edit]

Waterford United[edit]

He made his League of Ireland debut on 1 December 1991 for his hometown club Waterford United under the stewardship of Alfie Hale. His first goal for the Blues came on 21 November 1993.

Longford Town[edit]

After ten seasons he transferred to Longford Town for one season.

Cork City[edit]

He then signed for Cork City where he again spent only one season.

Shamrock Rovers[edit]

Reynolds then joined Shamrock Rovers. He made his debut on 11 April 2003 against Drogheda United[2] In his first season in the Hoops he played in four European games, including the famous UEFA Intertoto Cup win in Poland over Odra Wodzisław.

Player/Manager at Waterford[edit]

In March 2004 he was appointed player-manager at Waterford United with Paul McGrath as Director of Football. The Blues reached the FAI Cup Final in his first season before disastrously losing the game in the last five minutes.


He resigned in March 2005 before joining Shelbourne making his debut in August and winning the League that season.

Rejoining Waterford[edit]

In July 2006 he rejoined Waterford United. He left the club exactly one year later in July 2007.

Rovers return[edit]

He made his second debut for Rovers on 6 July 2007 at Longford.[3] In total he made a combined total of 40 appearances without scoring in his two spells at Rovers.

Management/Coaching Career[edit]

Derry City[edit]

On 10 January 2008, Reynolds was appointed Assistant Head Coach at Derry City.[4]

St Patrick's Athletic[edit]

In 2014 Reynolds Joined Liam Buckley's coaching staff at St Patrick's Athletic. His spell with the club seen them win the FAI Cup in 2014 with a 2-0 win over Derry City and the EA Sports Cup in 2015 with a win over Galway United on penalties.

Cork City (Coach)[edit]

On 30 January 2016, Reynolds was appointed Assistant First Team Coach of Cork City. He only spent one season at Turners Cross before leaving for his native Waterford. He did help the rebels win the FAI Cup with a 1-0 win over Dundalk after finishing 2nd to the same team in the Premier Division.

Return to Waterford[edit]

Reynolds was appointed as Waterford head coach for a second spell on the 2nd of January 2017, working alongside Director of Football Pat Fenlon.



Waterford United


St Patrick's Athletic
Cork City

Footnotes and references[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2][permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 31, 2008. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Reynolds appointed", CityWeb, 10 January 2008. Retrieved on 10 January 2008.