Felix Healy has said his intention was always to stay at Finn Harps for just one year. Healy stepped away from his position as Director of Football following Friday’s nights 3-0 defeat to Wexford Youths. The result was Harps seventh defeat of the season. Healy released a statement on Tuesday night on why he resigned from the Ballybofey side. (Full statement below)
“I wish to confirm my resignation from Finn Harps FC as Director of Football as my intention was always to remain at Harps for one year only, due to other commitments. I believed that a steady hand was required at the club which, with no disrespect to anyone else, wasn’t in great shape when I arrived.
Someone once told me that you should always try to leave a club in better condition than you found it and I believe that is certainly the case at Finn Park at the moment. Payment to players is greatly reduced from this time last season and there is most certainly a much better group of players at the club now, despite recent results suggesting otherwise.
The squad is young and inexperienced, which allied with the injuries to Stephen O’Donnell and Keith Cowan have caused the side several points in games where the team was much superior to the opposition. However, as we all are aware, football is a very funny game. The club is in very good hands with Peter Hutton. He is a very honourable and honest guy, who will have the club’s best interests at heart, which isn’t always the case at soccer clubs nowadays.
Finally, can I just say thank you to everyone who has helped me in any way during the last year.”