Brian Lohan says he is "happy" with the offer of three more years in charge of the Clare senior hurling team and that it was a commitment he had looked for.

The Banner boss, who was ratified for his first term in charge in the Autumn of 2019, is set to extend his time as manager after a year which ended in an All-Ireland qualifier loss to eventual finalists Cork, following a 2020 campaign which saw them reach the quarter-finals.

In comments to Clare FM on Tuesday, Lohan said that he had sought a three-year commitment and was subsequently satisfied by the offer that the county board had publicly confirmed on Monday night.

"I'm happy with that. I was looking for a commitment for the three years and I'm happy that we've got that from the executive of the board and now I suppose it goes to the clubs and the clubs will decide whether that suits," he said.

Lohan added he was confident that the clubs would ratify the decision, saying that "there has been good enough support from the clubs since I got the job".

On the three-year period, Lohan cited the time needed to develop the team as a factor.

"In inter-county hurling now, there's an awful lot of work involved in it and it takes a bit of time to get your team together and to get the good advice and the professional advice," he said.

"The board would be conscious of that and are looking at the job that was done over the last two years and then have decided to give us the next three years to see if we can improve things."

Lohan said that he was confident Clare have the quality of players to push on a level and move closer to the likes of All-Ireland champions Limerick.

"We think we have that potential but it takes a huge amount of hard work obviously," he said.

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