Mickey Harte re-appointed as Tyrone boss for another two years
Mickey Harte was last night re-appointed as Tyrone football manager for a two-year term at a meeting of the county executive with club delegates.
There had been intense speculation over his future, but he has emerged with a more enhanced term than the previous one-year stretch which had just run its course.
Last week, Harte met a three-person delegation from the county executive, led by chairperson Róisín Jordan, to discuss all aspects of the team management situation.
At that meeting, the three-times All-Ireland-winning manager submitted his detailed plan to bring the glory times back to the Red Hand county.
The Errigal Ciarán man is by far the longest-serving football boss in the country.
The decision of skipper Seán Cavanagh to put thoughts of retirement on hold and commit to another season is a significant boost and Harte will find it difficult to resist the idea of re-appointing him captain.
And, contrary to some media reports yesterday, the All-Ireland U-21-winning management team of Feargal Logan, Brian Dooher and Peter Canavan was also returned on a two-year term.