Mickey Harte has been ratified as the new manager of Louth GAA.
The Errigal clubman stepped down as manager of Tyrone last weekend.
Louth GAA has also confirmed that Gavin Devlin will act as assistant manager.
Devlin, who worked under Harte with Tyrone, will take charge of the Louth Under 20 team in 2021.
A statement released by Louth GAA said: “We would like to give Mickey and Gavin a very warm welcome to Louth and we look forward to working closely with them over the next three years.”
Harte’s 18-year spell took the Red Hand to their first ever All-Ireland title in 2003.
He then backed it up with two more in the next five years, on top of claiming Ulster titles in 2009, 2010, 2016, and 2017.
It’s believed Harte was seeking one final year at the helm of the Tyrone senior side, but his request was refused on grounds that clubs would have to vote on the ruling.
Uncertainty surrounded the future of the longest-serving manager in Gaelic football this week after the county’s Ulster SFC exit at hands of Donegal.
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