Peter Keane has been ratified as the new senior Kerry manager on a three-year term following a meeting of the County Board. 

His management team will include Donie Buckley, Maurice Fitzgerald, Tommy Griffin and James Foley.

It was reported that Keane was likely to be appointed to the role and Monday night's announcement confirms that the Cahersiveen native will take over from Eamonn Fitzmaurice, following a successful stint in charge of the Kerry minor footballers.

He guided the Kingdom to three All-Ireland crowns on the bounce after succeeding Jack O'Connor in 2016.

Fitzmaurice stepped down as the Kerry senior manager following their exit from the championship in August, with the 2014 All-Ireland winning manager confirming his resignation after six years in charge.

Although Kerry defeated Kildare in their final Super 8s fixture, they were unable to progress to the All-Ireland semi-finals, which prompted Fitzmaurice to step down.

At the time, the Finuge native said that he hoped the next manager would be afforded "time and space" to achieve success after what he called a "negative atmosphere" surrounding the players.

"With a new man in charge, it will hopefully afford him a bit of time and space, a bit of patience within our own county to allow them to develop to their full potential," he said.

"I genuinely think they will benefit from a change of voice. A new scene and a new energy."