Eamonn Fitzmaurice has tonight been ratified as the new Kerry Senior Football manager.
The Finuge clubman was appointed to the role tonight by the Kerry County Committee for the next three years.
Fitzmaurice won three All-Ireland Senior titles with Kerry in 2000, 2004 and 2006, having played 50 Championship games for the Kingdom.
He also annexed two National League titles and six Munster Senior crowns. Fitzmaurice also won All-Ireland Under 21 titles in 1996 and 1998.
He succeeds Jack O'Connor as the Kerry Senior Football manager, having previously managed the Under 21 side.
Fitzmaurice's selectors have yet to be appointed, but they will be announced at the next Kerry County Committee meeting.
Meanwhile, Darragh Ó Sé has been ratified as the Under 21 Football manager for the next two years.
Ó Sé will have Dr. Crokes clubman Harry O'Neill, Valentia's John Shanaghan and Listowel Emmetts Noel Kenneally as his selectors.
Ó Sé had been previously linked with the Laois Senior Football manager's position prior to the appointment of Justin McNulty in late 2010.
Kerry County Committee has just ratified Eamon Fitzmaurice (Finuge) as Kerry Senior Team Manager for the next 3 years.— Kerry GAA (@Kerry_Official) August 27, 2012
Kerry County Committee has just ratified Darragh O Se ( An Ghaeltacht) as Kerry U21 Team Manager for the next 2 years.— Kerry GAA (@Kerry_Official) August 27, 2012
The Kerry U21 selectors ratified by Kerry County Committee tonight are Harry O ' Neill , John Shanaghan & Noel Kennelly.— Kerry GAA (@Kerry_Official) August 27, 2012
Thanks to everyone for all the good luck messages tonight and over the last while. Looking forward to and excited by the challenge ahead.— Éamonn Fitzmaurice (@efitz6) August 27, 2012