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Stephen O'Donnell has confirmed his resignation as St. Patrick's Athletic head coach. 

Less than a week after securing the Inchicore side's first trophy in seven-years, the 35-year old has left the club - seemingly destined for Dundalk.

Pat's had already made provisions for O'Donnell's departure, with Thursday's addition of Tim Clancy to their "management team".

O'Donnell's impending departure had not gone down well with the Saints' faithful, something he alluded to in a post on his agent's Instagram.

"Today, I informed St. Patrick's Athletic of my decision to resign as head coach," began the post on Integrity Sports Ltd.

"I understand that the club and the supporters will be disappointed with my decision. However, I hope that, despite their disappointment, they can recognise that I have given everything during my time in charge.

"I certainly feel like I could not have worked any harder and I am so proud of the exciting team we have built over the past two years.

"I would like to thank the coaching staff, the players and the club's supporters, all of whom have been incredible during my time at the club.

"I would also like to give special thanks to Garrett Kelleher for giving me my first opportunity in coaching and I hope he feels that I have delivered upon the faith he has shown in me.

"Sunday's FAI Cup success was one of the proudest moments of my life and an achievement that I will cherish forever.

"I believe that the club has made terrific progress and is in a great place.

"I would like to sincerely wish everyone at St. Patrick's Athletic all the very best in the future."

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