Anderson takes the head coach mantle after McManus retires

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Daniel Anderson is ready to step up to the plate and take over the reigns from Gerard McManus.

Both Mcmanus and Anderson built up a solid stable over the past 24 months, but the former stepped down as a coach to spend time with his family.

The Glean BC coach’s departure left the likes of Paddy Gallagher, Conrad Cummings, Steven Donnelly, Lewis Crocker, Owen O’Neill, Taylor McGoldrick and Julio Cesar without a head coach.

Former WBO European ranking title holder Cummings hasn’t commented with to regard to his future since he suffered defeat to Danny Dignum in November just gone, whilst rumour has Ultimate Boxxer winner Donnelly changing camp.

However, the likes of O’Neill, Crocker and McGoldrick have Febraury 1 fight dates on separate cards seemed to be left without a trainer.

However, that isn’t the case as Anderson will take the reigns and steps into the position as head coach.

Anderson feels he has served his apprenticeship and believes it’s time to step up to the plate as head trainer.

“I have been involved in boxing for most of my adult life as an amateur boxer and then as a second coach for professional fighters. I have spent the last 6 years serving my time under other professional boxing coaches,” he explained to Irish-boxing.com.

“It has given me a lot of experience with many cracking memories and good times. One of biggest highlights would have to be working Paddy Gallagher’s corner in America last year with Gerard Mcmanus. A fight we all thought he won,” he adds before declaring he feels equip to become a head trainer.

“I now feel it’s time to take the lead as head trainer. I am currently working with Owen Oneill, Taylor Mcgoldrick and Lewis Crocker.”

The new coach will work alongside emerging young Belfast coach and former boxing stylist Dee Walsh when possible.

“I will be getting help from another coach I hold in high regard Dee Walsh. I am extremely excited to see how far we can go helping each other out and working together as a team.”

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Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com