Mickey Harte is set to become the next Derry football boss.
Harte stepped down as Louth boss last night, after three seasons in charge.
The 71 year old, who led Tyrone to three All Ireland titles, is set to take over following Ciaran Meenagh's departure.
Harte had two years left to run on his term with Louth, and it's expected he'll be ratified as Derry boss at tonight's county board meeting.
A statement from Louth GAA last night said that Harte and his assistant Gavin Devlin had stepped down with immediate effect to take over the Derry Senior Footballers, and thanked both men for their efforts.
The statement from Louth GAA reads in full:
"Following a meeting of the Louth GAA Management Committee tonight (Monday 18th September) Chairperson Peter Fitzpatrick informed members of the committee that Senior Team Manager Micky Harte informed him that he and Senior Team Coach Gavin Devlin will be standing down from their role's with Louth GAA with immediate effect, and taking over with Derry Senior Footballers.
"Louth GAA Management Committee would like to sincerely thank Mickey, Gavin and his backroom team for their efforts in propelling Louth Senior Footballers into Div. 2 football from Div. 4 in 2020. They have shown professionalism, enthusiasm, dedication and continued courtesy over the last three years and we have enjoyed a positive working relationship with Mickey and his Management Team which concluded in the group stages of the All-Ireland following a first Leinster Final Appearance since 2010.
"Louth GAA would like to wish Mickey, Gavin and his Management Team all the best in their future endeavours.
"We will now immediately begin the process in seeking a New Senior Football Team Manager."
BREAKING: Micky Harte and Gavin Devlin will be standing down from their role's with Louth GAA with immediate effect, and taking over with Derry Senior Footballers.
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— Louth GAA (@louthgaa) September 18, 2023