Wayne Kierans (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Wayne Kierans is set to be ratified as the new Louth senior football team manager at a special County Board meeting tonight.
The O'Connell's man has been the favourite for the post ever-since Pete McGrath departed after just one season in charge.
He is known to be highly thought of by the Louth players having worked as a selector under McGrath, a role he held alongside the U20 manager's position.
Louth County Board call meeting for tonight (Thursday) at which @WayneKierans will be ratified as new County Senior team manager, succeeding Pete Mc Grath in the role...— Colm Corrigan (@CorriganColm) October 4, 2018
But, arguably, his biggest credential came in leading the Louth minors to the 2017 Leinster final - the county's first at the grade in 46 years.
Kierans spent two years with the Wee County minors having previously won the Junior Football Championship with Naomh Fionnbarra in 2015.
It is believed that Dreadnots' Liam Kelleher will be a member of Kierans' management ticket, with Down men Cathal Murray and Mark Copeland other names in the frame for coaching positions.