Bradley is Hoops new commanding chief.
Bradley previously played for Shamrock Rovers during the 2009 and 2010 seasons, winning their first league title in 16 years and also coming runners up to Sligo Rovers on penalties.
This will be Bradley’s first permanent Head Coaching role as last season he was named manager, but only on an interim when Pat Fenlon had been sacked after the club’s two nil home loss in the first qualifying round of the Europa League .
Speaking to the Shamrock Rovers club website he said:
I am very honoured to accept the position of Head Coach at Shamrock Rovers F.C. We have a huge amount of work to do but preparations for next season are already well underway and we will work night and day to make sure the team is ready to compete for honours come March.
Stephen McPhail also spoke on the matter stating:
I am delighted to announce Stephen Bradley as the new Head Coach of Shamrock Rovers F.C.
In my opinion, he is one of the best young coaches that I’ve seen during my time in football and he is absolutely the right man to lead the first team forward at this point in time.