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Armagh City FC manager Martin Rice steps down following club’s relegation

Rice was appointed first team manager in 2010

Long-serving Armagh City boss Martin Rice has stepped down from management duties following relegation from the Championship.

Armagh were demoted following a 7-1 aggregate defeat to Newry City in the Championship relegation play-off.

The Eagles had trailed 4-0 from the first leg and were unable to prevent a dominant Newry side returning to the Championship.

After seven years in charge, Rice felt it was time for a change at the club.

A former player himself, Rice was named first team manager in July 2010, having been assistant to Ivor McGucken at the start of the 2009–10 season.

During his tenure, Rice won the Championship 2 title in 2014 as well as two Bob Radcliffe cup successes in 2014 and 2016 respectively.

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