Mickey Harte has agreed to extend his tenure as Louth manager into a fifth season.
iven Louth’s position at the time came as a massive shock when the legendary former Tyrone manager was appointed in 2020.
But they are just a game away from promotion to Division 2, a status that would ensure they play Sam Maguire Cup football next year.
First, Harte received a three-season term from the Louth County Board, which will now officially ratify two more seasons.
That means that should Harte complete the tenure, he will remain at the helm in Louth until 2025.
“Mickey came for a three-year term but we (the Borough Executive) met him recently and told him we had our wholeheartedly behind him and were not looking for a quick fix,” Louth chairman Peter Fitzpatrick told RTÉ Sport .
“The outcome of that conversation was that Mickey and coach Gavin (Devlin) agreed to stay with us for two more years. So it will be a total of five years at Louth.”
After a big win over Antrim last week, Louth need only avoid defeat to the already relegated Wicklow in Aughrim on Sunday to secure promotion, a Division 3 finals spot and their first Tailteann Cup.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/in-charge-until-2025-mickey-harte-agrees-to-extend-his-term-as-louth-manager-from-three-to-five-years-41474566.html Served through 2025: Mickey Harte agrees to extend his tenure as Louth manager from three to five years