Ronnie McFall offered new deal to remain at Portadown

Ronnie McFall
Ronnie McFall

Ronnie McFall appears to be closing in on a new two-year deal at Portadown.

The contract extension could be rubber-stamped at a board meeting at Shamrock Park on Thursday night.

It would see McFall – who has been manager at Portadown since 1986 – remain at the helm despite the club missing out on qualification for Europe.

It was reported on Wednesday night that part of the new deal could see the departure of Kieran Harding as McFall’s number two.

McFall is believed to be considering the offer, with Portadown’s board expected to meet again on Thursday.

McFall has guided Portadown to four league titles and three Irish Cups and is coming to the end of a five-year contract extension he accepted in 2009.

Meanwhile, Linfield goalkeeper Alan Blayney has agreed a two-year pre-contract contract with Glenavon.

Blayney – who spent the last four months on-loan with Ards – said: “I am delighted to have agreed the move to Glenavon.

“It is an exciting move for me and I can’t wait to get started.”