Liam Sheedy looks set for a return to the Tipperary hotseat, according to a number of reports this morning.
Both the Irish Examiner and Irish Independent are reporting that the 48-year-old, who led the Premier County to All-Ireland success in 2010 before resigning shortly afterwards, looks set to succeed Michael Ryan.
The Tipperary County Board is meeting on Monday night and it is expected that Sheedy’s name will be recommended for ratification.
All-Ireland U-21-winning manager Liam Cahill and former All-Ireland-winning minor boss Willie Maher were the favourites for the post, but Sheedy’s successful three-year stint would put him in pole position to take over.
Sheedy, who is the chairman of Sport Ireland’s high performance unit and a member of the Irish Sports Council, chaired the Hurling 2020 Committee between 2012 and 2015 as well as acting as an adviser to Eamonn Kelly in Offaly and Terence McNaughton in Antrim in recent seasons.
The bank director seemed to distance himself from the role on the Sunday Game recently when he said of the vacancy: "It’s a massive appointment but that job will be hotly contested because they’ll still be one of the favourites for the Munster Championship and for major honours next year.
"Whether it’s me or Nicky English, there’s always going to be names like that bandied around but ultimately, it’s a massive, massive commitment and they’ll need a bit more spare time than I have."
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