The Longford county board will not put forward Padraic Davis’ name as the new senior football manager for another two weeks.
The reason for this is that the county board are trying to appoint a new senior hurling manager before then as they want to ratify both on the same night.
The selection committee are seeking a replacement for Colm O’Meara who stepped down as Longford senior hurling manager earlier this year.
Davis is the preferred candidate for the senior football manager’s role and he is set to bring in former county team mates Paul Barden and Donal Ledwith as his selectors.
Davis' first game in charge will be in the O'Byrne Cup in early January with Longford's opening National Football League Division 3 encounter away to Louth on Sunday January 27.