Jack O'Connor will return to manage the Kerry senior footballers for a third time.

The Kingdom confirmed on Friday evening that he will be proposed for the role by the management committee for ratification on 4 October. Diarmuid Murphy and Micheál Quirke will form part of his back-room team.

Earlier this month O'Connor has stepped down as Kildare manager after two seasons in charge of the Lilywhites.

The Dromid Pearses clubman took over from Páidí Ó Sé in 2004 and led the county to two All-Ireland titles – both courtesy of final victories over Mayo – in a three-year stint, resigning from his position after the 2006 success.

Three years later he returned to succeed Pat O'Shea and once again claimed Sam Maguire success in his first year. Along the way they blitzed Dublin by 17 points in a one-sided quarter-final.

That would be the high-point of his return, with quarter-final defeats to Down (2010) and Donegal (2012) sandwiched by a one-point defeat to Dublin in the dramatic All-Ireland final.

O’Connor was appointed Kerry minor manager and oversaw All-Ireland titles in 2014 and 2015 before assuming the U-21 roles in 2016.

He stood down from his Kildare role despite leading the county to Division 1 this year and a Leinster final appearance, citing travel commitments, but admitted earlier this month there was still "an allure" to taking the Kerry role once again.