Paul Galvin admits that he does not believe he will be a "conventional" manager, following the news that he is set to take charge of the Wexford footballers.

The former Kerry player, who retired in 2016, is set to be named as Wexford boss subject to a county board vote next month.

The role will be Galvin's first in senior management, and the four-time All-Ireland winner said the club culture in Wexford was a key part in his decision to apply for the job.

"While I don't see myself as a GAA manager in the conventional sense, taking on the Wexford senior job is something I’m comfortable with because of the calibre of people I have experienced at board level," said Galvin, writing in his column in The Sunday Times.

"The club culture in Wexford is something that makes sense to me and if there was one overall deciding factor in my getting involved this would be it. Where it will lead nobody knows, but I have clarity on what I want to do."

Galvin revealed that he attended last weekend's All-Ireland hurling semi-final clash between Wexford and Tipperary in order to "get a feel for the Wexford supporters", and likened the sense of identity to that of his own native county.

"If the footballers give as much of themselves as the hurlers do, then Wexford will be winning right away," he said.

"There was a strong identity on the field too (with the Wexford hurlers). The real standout was their almost Gaelic football-like use of possession. Wexford hardly wasted a ball.

"I have been surrounded by managers and management types all my life, from people like Eamonn Fitzmaurice, his father Eamonn Sr, and Jimmy Deenihan at home to Jack O’Connor with Kerry and Eamonn Cregan, Tom Ryan, Mark Foley and Ciaran Carey, who I played under for Lixnaw. I won’t be short of mentors.

"A county where one sport takes prominence over the other is something I understand coming from a hurling area of Kerry myself. Wexford hurling is on a high right now.

"The work of Davy Fitzgerald and his team is the greatest reference for preparation and performance that any of the footballers could wish to have."