Dublin are expected to announce Jim Gavin's successor as senior football manager by the time of their County Convention on 12 December.

The County Board management met on Monday night in Parnell Park and afterwards, chairman Sean Shanley confirmed that a sub-committee would be set up to find a successor to Gavin, who stepped down from the position last Saturday morning.

Once the county board ratifies the sub-committee on Thursday night, the process will commence, with Pat Gilroy and Dessie Farrell among the leading contenders to take over.

All potential candidates will be interviewed over the coming days.

RTÉ Sport understands that an announcement is to be made late next week.

With less than eight weeks to go before Dublin's opening Allianz League clash with Kerry at Croke Park, Shanley told RTÉ Sport yesterday that the wheels will be set in motion quickly to find a suitable replacement for Gavin.

Asked if he would like to see some of the outgoing management team involved, the likes of Paul Clarke, Jason Sherlock, and Declan Darcy, Shanley said they would be considered.

"I think yes, we would have to talk to them. Maybe it would be the best way of having a bit of continuity," he suggested.

"He had a great backroom team. This wasn't the same backroom team that won five in a row. He's chopped and changed one or two new people in every year. I think that's what kept it fresh.

"I would love to see some continuity. I wouldn't like to see the whole lot gone. We'll have to ask them first are they're interested, and see is there one of them prepared to take on (the role of) manager."