Cork have officially begun their search for a new football manager following Ronan McCarthy's departure earlier this month.

The Cork County Board released a statement on Saturday evening seeking applicants for the position.

"Candidates are asked to include a brief CV on application," the statement read.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 24 September.

Ronan McCarthy departed earlier this month

McCarthy’s four-year spell as Rebels manager came to an end when the Cork GAA executive confirmed his term would not be extended in the final season of their two-year agreement, which was arranged after the 2020 season.

McCarthy, who succeeded Peadar Healy as manager in 2017, guided Cork to a last-gasp victory over Kerry in last year’s delayed Munster Championship.

However, they were then beaten by Tipperary in the provincial final and suffered a 22-point hiding by Kerry in this year’s decider.

Cork narrowly avoided relegation from Division 2 this season, meaning the new manager will start the role with games against Clare, Derry, Down, Galway, Meath, Offaly and Roscommon.

Earlier this week Cork GAA and the board of Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium said that they were extremely disappointed with Cork City Council's decision to turn down their request to make changes at the ground.