All-Ireland winning Cork captain Graham Canty is hoping Conor Counihan will remain at the helm of the Rebels next season.
Counihan, who guided the Rebels to the league and championship glory this year in his third season in charge, is set to make a decision on his future within the next week.
The Cork County Board offered Counihan a new two-year term at their most recent board meeting, but the Aghada man has yet to make his intentions clear.
Canty insisted the entire squad want Counihan and his management team back in command for the defence of their titles in 2011.
“We would all hope that Conor comes back next year,” he said.
“He has a very strong team behind him and beside him, and he’d always say himself that he doesn’t do all the work.
“He hasn’t talked to us, we haven’t talked to him, but he knows the players’ views.
“Conor’s decision is his decision, we would be delighted if he stayed on.”
Canty, along with Daniel Goulding and Michael Shields, will be involved in the second International Rules test against Australia in Croke Park on Saturday night.