The Limerick county board are to wait until next week before announcing the final candidate to go forward for ratification as the county's senior football manager for 2006.
The announcement, which was expected at last night's county board meeting, has been deferred with ratification of the candidate due on October 11 when the club delegates convene for a vote.
Current Limerick Under-21 manager Ger Lawlor and Kerry natives Mickey Ned O'Sullivan and John Kennedy are amongst those favoured to succeed Liam Kearns, whose reign ended back in August.
Meanwhile, a number of hurling managerial posts are expected to be confirmed over the coming week.
Cork manager John Allen, who guided the Rebels to All-Ireland glory in his first year in charge, is reportedly staying on.
Kilkenny boss Brian Cody, who was appointed back in November 1998, is also deciding on his future after the Cats bowed out to Galway in last month's epic All-Ireland semi-final.