Robbie Brennan has been added to the backroom team Bernard Flynn is putting together as part of his bid to succeed Andy McEntee as Meath football manager.
Dublin native Brennan led Kilmacud Crokes to an All-Ireland club final appearance earlier this year but he has strong ties to the Royal County. His father hails from the Wolfe Tones club while he also played for Dunboyne for a period where he won a Meath SFC title. Brennan also had a role with the Meath minor team this year.
Earlier this week, former Dublin star and Crokes club man Paul Mannion hailed Brennan's managerial skills.
"He is a fantastic manager from a player-management point of view,” said Mannion. “He builds a very strong connection with the players and the team. He’s done that brilliantly over the few years he has been with us.
“He’d have a different style of management than what I would be used to with Dublin over the years. We have got to the stage where we would all go through a brick wall for him and he and the management team would do the same for us.”
It's understood that Brennan would act as assistant manager in Flynn's backroom team with the double All-Ireland winner in the process of finalising the remainder of his ticket.
Flynn was one of the names submitted by clubs when the deadlines for nominations passed on Monday night. A three man committee has been set up to find McEntee's replacement and they have the power to nominate their own candidate.
McEntee stepped down after six years in the job in the wake of Meath's defeat to Clare in the championship.