Dundalk FC is delighted to announce that Filippo Giovagnoli has been appointed as the club’s coach on a permanent basis.

The 50-year-old Italian, who arrived at Oriel Park in August, has enjoyed huge success during his interim spell in charge.

After navigating a path through the qualifying rounds, Dundalk earned a place in the UEFA Europa League group stages for just the second time in the club’s history, as well as securing a third-placed league position – and European qualification for 2021.

On Sunday last, Giovagnoli also led Dundalk to the club’s 12th FAI Cup win courtesy of a thrilling 4-2 victory over reigning SSE Airtricity League champions Shamrock Rovers at the Aviva Stadium.

Lilywhites assistant coach Giuseppe Rossi and team manager Shane Keegan have also put pen to paper on new contracts at the club.

Speaking to dundalkfc.com, Giovagnoli said: “I am delighted to sign this contract that makes my position at Dundalk permanent.

“It is an honour to defend the colours of this amazing town and I will do my best to keep the club successful over the coming years because that is what our fans deserve.

“When we returned to Dundalk with the FAI Cup on Sunday night I was able to see how amazing our fans are and I am hoping to see them soon at Oriel Park where they will be able to fight with us. C’mon the Town!”