Former Dublin hurling boss Humphrey Kelleher can’t see current manager Ger Cunningham being in the position next year.
Speaking to 98FM Sport’s Jamie Moore, Kelleher believes Cunningham has done his job and maybe now is the time for him to step down from the role.
“I would find it very difficult to see Ger to be there into the next season.”
“He has done his job, he has brought in quite a number of new players but the cost of blooding new players very early on is that you’re open to defeats like last night.”
“I think it might be time for a new manager to come in.”
Cunningham has been in charge of the boys in blue since 2014 and Kelleher is unable to see any other “top managers” being overly interested in the role.
“I don’t think there would be too many top managers wanting to come at the moment because they are in transition.”
The position of Dublin hurling manager is sometimes an unenviable role and Kelleher is a firm believer that “maybe we should get an internal person.”
Kelleher added. “it’s an open book and we could speculate forever more.”
“There are a number of managers out there who are involved at Dublin level maybe they should be looked at.”
A number of high profile Dublin stars made the switch from hurling to football in recent years including Ciarán Kilkenny, Diarmuid Connolly and Cormac Costello.
Schutte brothers Mark and Paul followed the trend this year, deciding not to join up with Cunningham and the senior hurling set up, but Kelleher says that a return for some to the small ball could be an option if a new manager is to be appointed.
“I think the option of a new manager coming in opens that door.”