His old club will play Major LSL football next season having jumped from the AUL to LSL, but Gerry Coughlan will be competing at the highest amateur level as he was confirmed as a Senior Sunday manager today.
Just a day after Rivervalley Rangers confirmed would jump across the great Dublin league divide and would do so without last seasons coach, Coughlan was confirmed as the new boss of Malahide United.
The UEFA A licensed coach replaces Terry Palmer after just one season in charge.
The former LOI player took over in June of last year and over saw a term in which Malahide finished a respectable fifth in the LSL top flight.
However, the coach with over 400 LOI appearances to his name left and Coughlan came in.
The clubs new manager has worked as a full time coach with the FAI and comes on the back of a season with Rivervalley Rangers in the AUL Premier B.
Coughlan replaced Stephen Doran, who took over at Tolka Rovers, last season, but now sets up shop in Gannon Park and is charged with bring the best out of a young and talented squad.
Coughlan becomes the second new manager confirmed in the LSL top flight this Summer after Alan Reilly was announced as Ballymun United manager earlier this week.