Mickey Harte is set to add another year to his term as Tyrone senior football manager. This would mean that the Errigal Ciaran man would remain in charge of the Red Hand County until 2018.
The Irish News are reporting that Harte has requested an extension on his two year term which was agreed last year in 2015. This additional year is expected to be ratified by the county board next month as Tyrone look to improve on this year’s campaign where they were defeated by Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter final.
Tyrone enjoyed an Ulster Championship final win over 2012 All-Ireland Champions, Donegal in this year’s championship. However, Harte’s side came up short in the knockout series as they lost out to Stephen Rochford’s Mayo. Harte has been Tyrone boss for the past 13 seasons, to date he was won 5 Ulster titles, 3 All-Ireland titles, 1 National League and 9 Dr McKenna Cup medals.
Harte is one of the best managers in the country and his tactical knowledge is admired by both peers and former rivals. If the decision is ratified it will become a major plus for the Red Hands who will look to go one step further next season.