Ex-Celtic star Paddy McCourt has been unveiled as Derry City's new Technical Director.

The Derry Pele has been working as the Candy Stripes' youth academy head since November 2018.

Former winger McCourt has also worked with most age groups at the club but will now switch focus.

Posting on social media, Derry confirmed the news with a picture.

Shaking hands with club chairman Philip O'Doherty, McCourt beamed with pride.

And the club wrote: "Club Chairman Philip O'Doherty congratulating Paddy McCourt on his new appointment as Technical Director at the club."

McCourt spent five years at Celtic Park and counts the likes of Rochdale, Brighton, Barnsley and Notts County among other former clubs.