Kerry football legend Seamus Moynihan has been tipped to make the grade in management by his former Kingdom boss Jack O’Connor.
Moynihan, 38, only retired from club football on Sunday after his side Glenflesk lost the East Kerry semi-final 1-14 to 1-4 to Dr Crokes.
O’Connor now believes his former captain can make the transition from player to coach. Speaking to the Examiner he said:
“If Seamus was to go into the management side he would have a great headstart because he commands so much respect. That’s a great starting point, if you have the respect of players. He has a great grasp of the game and a great head for it. He has the potential to make the transition from playing to coaching or managing, if he so desires.”
“He is one of the greatest players that ever put on the green and gold. There is no question of that,” the Kerry manager said.
“My memories of him are as of a great leader, more than anything else. He inspired those around him.
“He commanded tremendous respect. The year he was Kerry captain in 2000, he was a driven man.
“There was one game in particular, against Armagh in the All-Ireland semi-final when Kerry’s backs were to the wall, Moynihan almost single-handedly kept the tide back that day. If any man deserved to lift the Sam Maguire in Croke Park, it was him.”