Micheal McDermott has emerged as one of three candidates to succeed Eamonn McEneaney as Monaghan senior football manager.
McDermott has been out of the game since resigning as Clare manager following a heavy defeat to Kerry in July but he has been earmarked as a possibility for the Monaghan vacancy.
The Farney County have also declared an interest in Aidan O’Rourke and Malachy O’Rourke as they seek to have the vacancy filled by Sunday.
Former Armagh star Aidan has been involved with Queens, Kildare and currently Down since retiring from playing a few years ago.
Malachy was unlucky not to deliver a first Ulster title for Fermanagh in 2008 and has been involved most recently with Monaghan champions Latton this summer.
Cavan man McDermott made his name with Kilmurry- Ibrickane in 2010 when he took the Clare club to an All-Ireland final appearance.
McDermott has been in charge of the Clare senior team since 2010 and despite taking The Banner to a first Munster Final appearance in 12 years this term he decided to go citing that the county needed a ‘fresh voice’.
Monaghan will be conducting interviews with the three men this week and the vacancy should be filled by Sunday evening the 9th September.