Jack O’Connor steps down as Kerry manager

Updated: August 11, 2012

Three time All Ireland winning manager Jack O’Connor has ended his second term as Kerry boss after County board representatives failed to convince him to continue in the role.

O’Connor was understood to have been keen to step aside after meeting with the Kerry County Board last week but said he would take time to reflect before making a final decision.

It now looks as if O’Connor has not changed his mind and will step aside.

Eamon Fitzmaurice who has been in charge of the Kerry U21s this season looks favourite to take over from the 51 year old school teacher.

The Kerry County Committee’s Statement from August 9th
The Chairman of Coiste Chontae Chiarraí, Patrick O’Sullivan, met with Jack O’Connor, on 8th August. During the meeting it was agreed that Jack O’Connor would be given time and space to reflect on the All-Ireland Championship 2012.
It was further agreed that no decision on Jack O’Connor’s future as Kerry Team Manager would be rushed into. No further statement will be issued by Coiste Chontae Chiarraí.

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