Reports have emerged that Armagh boss Kieran McGeeney is likely to remain in charge of the Orchard County despite calls from certain quarters for him to step down.
Andy Watters of the Irish News reports that the All-Ireland winning captain will be offered the chance to add to his tenure in charge of his native county.
It is understood that McGeeney himself is prepared to stay on and will likely be offered a one-year extension. The former Kildare manager will meet with the Armagh County Board at the end of July where a decision will be officially made, however, it must then be brought before the clubs for ratification.
News of McGeeney’s stay is sure to irk some who believe the Mullabawn native has gotten all he could from the role. In the wake of Armagh’s qualifier defeat to Mayo last month, a former teammate of McGeeney’s penned an anonymous letter which was published by the Irish News which called for the county legend to step down as manager.
The decision to publish the letter and the contents of it was met with a mixed reaction with many feeling that Armagh made considerable strides under McGeeney in 2019 and that he should remain in charge.
Armagh had a decent 2019, scoring a victory over rivals Down following a truly classic encounter before being defeated by Cavan in the Ulster semi-final after a replay.
The Orchard County bounced back to dumped Monaghan out of the Championship before falling to a narrow defeat to Mayo in Round 3 of the qualifiers.