BREAKING: Mattie McGleenan makes decision on his future

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 10:53pm

BREAKING: Mattie McGleenan makes decision on his future

Mattie McGleenan.

Paul Fitzpatrick

After much speculation, Mattie McGleenan has tonight stepped down from his role as Cavan senior team manager, The Anglo-Celt understands.

The Tyrone native had stated after the qualifier defeat to Tyrone that his intention was to stay on as Cavan manager but sources have informed The Anglo-Celt that McGleenan, whose two-year term ended with the Tyrone defeat, has decided to step away from the position.

It is believed that McGleenan met with county board officials tonight and informed them of the decision.

McGleenan, who was installed in late 2016 as successor to Terry Hyland, oversaw a return to Division 1 of the National League this season.

A statement from Cavan county board, issued in the last few minutes, said: "Mattie would like to thank the county board under Chairman Gerry Brady and the officers for the opportunity to manage Cavan and for the continued support over the past two years. He wishes Cavan all the best in the future. 

"Cavan GAA would like to put on record their appreciation and gratitude for the huge commitment and effort Mattie and his management have given to Cavan football. Mattie has an infectious positivity and was always a pleasure to work with. We wish Mattie and his family every success in the future."

* This story was updated at 11.17pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

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