Friday 18 October 2019

Dessie Farrell fancied to get top job if Jim Gavin calls time on historic reign


Dessie Farrell. Photo: SPORTSFILE
Dessie Farrell. Photo: SPORTSFILE
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Jim Gavin will consider his future over the coming weeks after steering Dublin footballers to an unprecedented All-Ireland five-in-a-row.

The 48-year-old has been in charge for seven seasons and has a deal with the Dublin county board that runs until the end of the 2021 season.

However, in the wake of Saturday's All-Ireland final replay win against Kerry, speculation has persisted that Gavin could move on.

Having guided Dublin to All-Ireland titles at the minor and U-21 grades, former Sky Blues star Dessie Farrell - who is in charge of Na Fianna this year - would be at the top of most people's list to succeed Gavin, should the Round Towers Clondalkin man decide to step down.

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