All-Ireland U20 winning manager Keith Ricken has expressed an interest in taking the role of Cork senior football manager.

The position became vacant after Ronan McCarthy's departure from the role some weeks ago.

Ricken, whose 2019 U20 team came back from nine points down against Dublin to win that year’s All-Ireland final, has been in charge of the Rebel U20 footballers for the past number of seasons.

This has placed him at the epicentre of the county’s talent identification system.

His position as GAA Administrator at Munster Technological University, formerly Cork Institute of Technology, has also given him a front row seat into the development process of young elite players.

Ricken guided CIT to their only Sigerson Cup success back in 2009 and twice guided St Vincent’s to win Premier titles.

This year’s U20 crop beat Kerry and won a Munster title before losing to eventual champions Offaly in the All-Ireland semi-final.

RTÉ Sport understands that after being contacted by a number of clubs, Ricken has agreed to let his name go forward for an interview for the position which was recently vacated by McCarthy.

From the St Vincent’s club in Cork City and living in Carrigtwohill, where he is also involved with local teams, Ricken is said to be keen to share his ideas and pathway for Cork football to thrive at both developmental and senior level.

It’s expected that interviews for the role will be held next week.