O’Connor looks set to leave Kerry managerial role

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Jack O’Connor is to meet with Kerry County Board chiefs over the next few days and it is thought certain that he will leave his role as Kerry senior football manager.

This will end his second stint in charge of the county, which has lasted four years having been manager of the Kingdom for a total of seven years following his three years in charge from 2004-2006.

The move comes at the end of a disappointing season for Kerry who failed to win any silverware and lost two out of four Championship matches, culminating in Sunday’s dramatic one point defeat to Donegal.  The Kingdom had however trailed by five points inside the last ten minutes and only a late comeback prevented a heavy defeat for what was a tepid performance for much of the 70 minutes from the 36 time All-Ireland winners.

O’Connor has one year left on a three year deal which had been agreed upon at the end of the 2010 season.

Eamon Fitzmaurice is said to be favorite to take over from the 51 year-old school teacher.  Fitzmaurice has been in charge of the Kerry U-21s this season.


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