Armagh stalwart Aidan Forker wants Kieran McGeeney to continue his role as county manager for the 2024 season.
2023 was McGeeney’s ninth year in charge and following the resignation of Colm Collins in Clare, McGeeney is now the longest serving inter-county manager.
Speaking to Kerry legend Tomas O’Se on his podcast ‘Comhrá le Tomás,’ Forker explained why he wants McGeeney back in the hotseat.
“From my point of view, I have no problem in saying I want Geezer back,” said the experienced Armagh defender.
“I would say a lot of the boys feel the same. He’s always progressing us and pushing us so to me I don’t see (how) next year would be any different with Geezer involved.
“He just doesn’t accept mediocrity. I think a lot of chat calling for Geezer’s head should be questioned.
“I’ve been that solider in Division Three up and down and Division Two up and down, we’ve built something now that to me, I just want it to last as long as it can.”
Armagh crashed out of the All-Ireland series after a penalty shootout defeat to Monaghan. The Orchard County experienced the same fate against Derry in the Ulster final.
“One team wins the All-Ireland, my perception of that is reality. I know only one team can win the All-Ireland and the chances of us winning it, the chance any team winning it is less of a percentage, less than 10%.
“But do we want to go and go after it? Of course, we do,” added the Maghery clubman. “To me, my career won’t be a successful one if I don’t win a championship medal.
“That’s how I frame it so it’s not as if our appetite will be any less. But I think we need to be careful with maybe taking Geezer out of the fold.
“I’ve been part of setups where the standards can drop very, very quickly. I think that won’t happen under Kieran’s watch and that’s why I think he’d be a good man to go another year.”