Seamus McEnaney has been approved as the new Meath manager, with the former Monaghan manager given the Royals' seal of approval by the County board.
At a meeting in Navan tonight, the board backed McEnaney by a margin of 53 in favour, 19 against.
He was the unanimous choice of the county's management committee.
The prolonged process of installing him in the job has finally been concluded, despite some objections within the county.
McEnaney replaces Eamonn O'Brien, who lost a vote of confidence in September despite leading the county to their first Leinster title in nine years.
That title was won in controversial circumstance against Louth, with a late goal scored when Joe Sheridan threw the ball over the line proving decisive.