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Mendes appointed Head of Performance

COLERAINE FC is pleased to announce the appointment of Junior Mendes as Head of Performance…

As a player, Mendes would represent the likes of St Mirren, Mansfield Town, Huddersfield Town and Notts County, as well as earning numerous international caps for Montserrat.

Once his playing days came to an end, Mendes continued to be involved in football as a lead sports scientist for Partick Thistle and St Mirren – working with Oran Kearney in the process during his time in Paisley.

In January 2022, Mendes would move to Scottish Premiership side Hearts as Head of Academy Performance before relocating to Northern Ireland last year.

Speaking to, boss Oran Kearney believes the arrival of the 47-year-old is a real coup for the club.

He said: “We are delighted to bring Junior to Coleraine.

“We both worked together at St Mirren and were the first two people in the door and the last two to leave.

“With that, we developed a friendship both on and off the pitch.

“Junior has worked with some big clubs during his time as a sports scientist and once he moved to Northern Ireland with his wife, I wanted to make sure we were able to bring him in.

“With the club’s aim to move into full-time football in the near future, Junior will help with that and he will add a high level of professionalism.”