Sligo have confirmed the appointment of Tony McEntee as the county's next senior football manager.

The former Armagh All-Ireland winner has been handed a three-year term in charge as he succeeds Paul Taylor who stepped away from the role earlier this month after two years in charge citing "family commitments, work commitments and the current health crisis" as the main factors behind his decision.

McEntee's backroom team will be made up of assistant manager Joe Keane as well as strength and conditioning coach Sean Boyle, while another selector is due to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The Armagh man boasts a strong managerial pedigree, having joint-managed his native club Crossmaglen Rangers to back-to-back All-Ireland titles in 2011 and 2012. 

At inter-county level, he was part of Stephen Rochford's backroom team in Mayo between 2016 and 2018, helping them reach successive All-Ireland deciders in '16 and '17. 

Sligo GAA have also confirmed that Dessie Sloyan has been retained as Under-20 manager for 2021.

Sligo's seniors saw their 2020 Connacht Championship curtailed as they withdrew from the semi-final against Galway due to positive Covid-19 cases within their camp.

The Allianz Football League campaign had seen the Yeats County finish fourth in Division 4.