Guickan steps down as Leitrim boss

Brendan Guickan has reportedly stepped down as manager of the Leitrim senior football team.

Guickan told the Leitrim Observer on Friday afternoon he would not be putting his name forward for another term at the helm of county side.

The Leitrim Observer reports, Guckian was putting together his backroom team for the 2019 season, having already secured a new trainer.

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However, according to the Leitrim Observer, Guickan was informed he would have to reapply for the position in an open competition with the public.

Thus, Guickan informed Leitrim County Board Chairman Terence Boyle that he would not be putting his name forward.

Guickan’s Leitrim had improved throughout 2018, having lost their opening three division four matches before registering wins against Limerick and Wicklow.

Guickan’s side then navigated past a tricky New York tie before exiting the Connacht championship to Roscommon.

Although Guickan’s team registered a superb 0-25 to 1-12 win over Louth in round two of the qualifiers. Their campaign being ended by Monaghan in round three.

Shannonside awaits a statement from Leitrim county board.