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Former Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has been appointed Louth manager

Former Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has been appointed Louth manager

Former Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has been appointed Louth manager

Louth have unveiled Mickey Harte as their new senior football manager on a three-year term.

Just 10 days after stepping down after 18 years in charge of Tyrone when the county board declined to give him a year's extension, Louth have made the shock announcement this evening that Harte will take over from Wayne Kierans.

The three-time All-Ireland winner will have Gavin Devlin, his former centre-back and coach for the best part of the last decade, with him for the three years and they will also oversee the U-20 team.

It is a hugely ambitious appointment for the Wee County and one that is sure to provoke much-renewed interest in their fortunes.
Many thought Harte would not manage a county outside Tyrone but he has quickly stepped into a role that will be geographically convenient for him.

Tony McEntee was thought to be a front runner for the position some weeks ago but Louth chairman Peter Fitzpatrick said the county would be looking elsewhere.

Louth have had an All-Ireland winning manager in charge in recent years but Peter McGrath, who guided Down to success in 1991 and '94, left after just one season (2018).

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