Two year deal for Cork senior football manager

Updated: October 3, 2012

Conor Counihan is set to be offered a new two-year deal to stay in charge of the Cork senior footballers.

Counihan had indicated that he would be reconsidering his future with the Rebels after the All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Donegal in August.

However reports emerged last week that the former Cork centre-back was set to extend his stay with the Rebel County by at least a year.

The news had been expected to be confirmed at Tuesday’s meeting of the board but instead chairman Bob Ryan spoke of a two-year deal they were considering offering the former Aghada player.

“In view of great success Conor Counihan has brought to this county over the past number of years, winning an All-Ireland, three Munster titles and four NFLs , I feel this board, at the very least, should invite him to consider his position and let us know what he feels,” Ryan told delegates at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

“I would suggest we invite him on the same basis — manager with the right to pick his own selectors.”

Counihan has remained silent throughout the ongoing process and it may be October 16th before his re-appointment is ratified, but Glen Rovers delegate Finbarr McCarthy believes the executive should have the right to appoint the manager between meetings.

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