John Cunningham (Northern Ireland footballer)

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John Cunningham is a football coach and former football player. He is also known by his nickname "Bugsy".[1]

He is currently a coach at Institute.

In his playing days he started off with Mansfield Town[2] and then after a short spell at Sunderland he moved back to Northern Ireland where he was part Derry City's team in the League of Ireland. He also had spells at Bangor, Cliftonville, Coleraine and Institute. Until May 2012 he was the first team manager at Lisburn Distillery.[3]

Previously he was a coach at Limavady United, Derry City and Carlisle United.[4] In April 2002 he quit Carlisle United in protest over the sacking of Roddy Collins.[5]


  1. ^ "Bugsy" wary of 'Ports' backlash[permanent dead link] 13 October 2006. Retrieved 23 December 2006.
  2. ^ "MANSFIELD TOWN  : 1946/47 - 2007/08". Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Club Manager & Coaching Staff Retrieved 23 December 2006. Archived December 10, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ New bosses ready for kick-off BBC Sport Online, 18 July 2006. Retrieved 23 December 2006.
  5. ^ Two more leave Brunton Park as fallout continues, Al Woodcock, 8 April 2002. Retrieved 23 December 2006.