DONEGAL CELTIC boss Declan McGreevy has been forced to stand down as manager as he is not qualified to be a Premiership boss.
The west Belfast club have now replaced McGreevy with Pat McAllister who will take charge of the west Belfast club for a second time.
McGreevy’s last match in charge was Saturday’s game when he seen his team suffer another defeat away to Portadown.
Former Ards player and manager McGreevy had pipped McAllister to the job after Stephen Small’s resignation.
McGreevy’s reign lasted less than two weeks when it was discovered he did not have the required coaching badges.
His last match in the DC dug-out was Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Portadown at Shamrock Park.
Club official Gerry O’Reilly said board members had spoken to McGreevy, and his assistant Jimmy McGeogh, and that their departure had been amicable.
McAllister succeeded Paddy Kelly as DC manager in 2009 and immediately guided them to the Premiership, beating Institute in the play-off.
However, he quit before the start of the 2010/11 campaign, citing personal reasons.
Donegal Celtic are bottom of the Premiership with no wins and just four points from 12 matches.
McAllister’s first match in charge of DC will be home to Glentoran this Saturday, October 27.