Kerry legend Tomás Ó Sé will join the Offaly senior football backroom team next season.

Ó Sé will work under manager John Maughan as coach with the newly-promoted Division 2 side.

Offaly GAA chairman Michael Duignan confirmed the news to RTE Sport this morning.

"It's a huge boost and we are delighted," Duignan said.

"We have been speaking to Tomas in the last few weeks. John Maughan already has a very strong management team in place and Tomás coming on board will add to it.

"Tomás is involved with the Glanmire team in Cork and he will be fully committed to them for this season. We look forward to him coming on board with us after that.

"He is one of the greats and as a player he was always one I was most impressed with. I always had great regard for him and we are good friends. He will be a big addition."

Last month Offaly won their first All-Ireland U-20 football title since 1988

The Faithful County sealed their place in the top 16 for the first time in 16 seasons when they beat Fermanagh in Tullamore earlier this year.

With the county's under-20 side clinching the 2021 All-Ireland Championship, the future is bright for Offaly football.

News of Ó Sé’s addition to Maughan’s backroom team is another big boost.

Ó Sé is highly-regarded and has previously worked with UCC as a coach.

He has taken charge of the Glanmire intermediate, senior and minor sides in recent years with the minor team winning at Cork Premier level last year.

But it is his pedigree as an outstanding footballer for the ages that sets him apart.

Ó Sé has won five All-Ireland titles, five All-Stars and was crowned Footballer of the Year in 2009.

One of the greatest wing-backs to play the game, his knowledge, experience and presence would be a massive addition to Offaly as they adapt to life in the second tier and try to progress further.