Terry Hyland has been appointed as Leitrim’s new football manager.

The former Cavan boss is crossing the border to take over from Brendan Guckian, who stepped down following the Connacht county’s Championship exit at the hands of Monaghan in the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Cavan native Hyland brought the Breffni County back to Division 1, guided them to an All-Ireland quarter-final and before that led their Under-21s to a rare All-Ireland final appearance.

He was joint-manager of Cavan with Val Andrews in 2011 and took sole charge of the team in 2012 before leaving the post in 2016.

Details of his complete management team are expected to be announced in the coming days. In a statement, Leitrim GAA also thanked the other candidates who applied for the job.

Guckian stepped down in July after defeat to Monaghan, saying that he was disappointed to have been asked to reapply for the position as Leitrim manager at the end of the season.