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Kearns hoped he would have been in mix at some stage for managerial job

Former Limerick, Laois and Tipperary senior football manager Liam Kearns has spoken in an interview with The Kerryman about his desire to manage the Kerry senior footballers, while acknowledging that at this stage of his career it's unlikely to ever happen.

"The reality is that for anyone who's looked at Kerry football, their modus operandi is they put you in charge of an underage team and once you prove yourself there they promote you to the senior team," he said.

"They work within their coaching system and you need to be within the Kerry coaching system to get the senior job. Look at Peter Keane he did minor and he went straight from the minor job to senior. Páidí Ó Sé went from Under-21 to senior. Éamonn Fitzmaurice Under-21 to senior. Pat O'Shea, minor and Under-21 to senior.