Laois have confirmed Seamas 'Cheddar' Plunkett will manage their senior hurlers in 2021.
Eddie Brennan resigned from the post in November after two good years in charge in which he guided Laois to league promotion, the Joe McDonagh title and a memorable championship victory over Dublin in 2019.
In 2020 they retained their Division 1 status and were only beaten by a point by Clare in the championship.
Laois have now again turned to Plunkett - a former player during the 1980s and their manager from 2012 to 2016 - to take the reins.
His ratification had been anticipated. Speaking to RTÉ's Saturday Sport nine days ago, Plunkett said he was keen to maintain positive momentum in the county.
"The next step is competitiveness and consistency against all these teams that are in the top division," he said.
"Every match that we go into, we need to be looking at winning those matches. That's certainly what we will be doing."
Ex-Limerick coach Donach O'Donnell and former Laois football boss John Sugrue have been named in Plunkett's management team.