Update: Longford County Board insist no decision made on new manager

Michael McDermott is apparently the Longford GAA Board's preferred choice  to succeed Glenn Ryan as the county's senior football manager
Amid speculation linking Michael McDermott to the Longford senior football manager vacancy, a County Board spokesperson has strongly denied that any decision has been made.

Amid speculation linking Michael McDermott to the Longford senior football manager vacancy, a County Board spokesperson has strongly denied that any decision has been made.

The spokesperson also insisted that the interview process was still ongoing to find a successor to Glenn Ryan.

The former Kildare star stepped down from the role after Longford exited the championship at the hands of Wexford in the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Michael McDermott previously served as Kilmurry-Ibrickane and Clare senior football team manager and should his appointment be ratified by the County Board, his back-room team is set to include former Cavan player Jason Reilly.

Cavan native McDermott was in charge of the Clare senior football squad in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and he guided his adopted county to the Munster Final last year when they were defeated by Cork.

But he is probably best known for his tremendous achievement in guiding Clare outfit Kilmurry-Ibrickane to the Munster Club senior football title in the 2009/2010 season. McDermott was also the man at the helm when Kilmurry-Ibrickane went on to score a shock win over Portlaoise in the All-Ireland Club SFC semi-final that same season, only to suffer the bitter disappointment of defeat against St. Gall’s (Antrim) in the title decider at Croke Park.