DJ Carey is rumoured to be joining Brian Cody’s backroom staff as the longtime Kilkenny manager looks to revamp his team ahead of 2020.
According to reports, the five-time All-Ireland winner has been sought out by his former manager to replace Derek Lyng after he walked away from the set-up.
Carey walked away from his role as Kilkenny U20 manager just a few weeks ago and it is understood that Lyng is in the running to replace him following six years as a selector under Cody.
As a player, Carey is held in high regard throughout the country. In 2002, Cody brought Carey out of retirement prior to the All-Ireland semi-final before finishing the season as champions, Carey would also go on to pick up an All-Star award despite playing just two games.
However, Carey’s career in management means he is more than qualified to step into a role with the Kilkenny seniors. Carey’s U20 side claimed the Leinster title last season before falling to Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final.
Carey also guided Carlow IT to their first-ever Fitzgibbon Cup in 2017 while he also managed Kilkenny minor footballers last season in their return to the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Championship.