Kerry’s Jack O'Connor will be proposed as the new manager of the Kildare senior footballers
The County Board issued a statement last night saying the Management Committee will propose his appointment, on a three year term, at next month’s Board meeting.
O’Connor managed Kerry to three All-Ireland Senior titles in 2004, '06 and '09, two All-Ireland U21 titles, two All-Ireland Minor titles, three All-Ireland Vocational Schools & one All-Ireland Colleges Hogan Cup.
He has also won three National Football League titles as well as numerous Munster titles at all age grades
The Board says that his proposed backroom team will be announced over the coming weeks.
There is speculation that Moorefield manager Ross Glavin could be recruited.
Jack O’Connor’s two sons Eanna and Cian play with Moorefield and he gave coaching assistance to the club during their Leinster winning campaign two years ago.
Kfm Sport understands that both Glenn Ryan, Davy Burke and outgoing management team member Tom Cribbin were interested in the position.
Kfm understands that while phone calls were exchanged, they, or any other prospective candidate, were not formally interviewed.
It’s also believed that at least 3 other outside candidates were contacted regarding the job, reportedly Jim McGuinness, Malachy O’Rourke and another, possibly Kevin McStay.