After the refuted Longford speculation Mayo legend Andy Moran lined up for Leitrim inter-county management gig

Irish Independent report names Andy Moran as new Leitrim Senior team manager

Mayo's Andy Moran Picture: Sportsfile

The Irish Independent has reported that former Mayo player Andy Moran is set to become the new manager of the Leitrim Men's Senior Football team.

The Independent states that the 2017 Player of the Year will be ratified at a special meeting on Saturday evening to succeed Terry Hyland as manager of the County Senior footballers, his first forray into Senior inter-county management.

‘No urgency’ in search to appoint new Longford senior supremo, says GAA chiefs

Longford GAA have moved to scotch rumours senior officials are on the verge of appointing a new manager to its senior football team.

Moran, who is currently involved as player manager of the Ballaghaderreen Senior team that will be in action in the Mayo Championship on Saturday, is thought to have Mike Solon on board as part of his management team.

It is understood that a number of local selectors will be appointed as part of Moran's backroom team.

It is expected that the news will be officially announced over the weekend.

Moran was previously linked with the Longford managerial vacancy, with speculation in some national media outlets suggesting he was about to take charge and an appointment was imminent.

However, Longford GAA County Board released a statement to refute those reports and they clarified the situation further by saying that no formal interviews had even been held for the position at that time.

An announcement on who will succeed Padraic Davis is expected by mid-November. 

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