EX-CORK star Paul Kerrigan reckons Ronan McCarthy would step down as boss if he did not have full support to continue.
McCarthy (right) was first appointed in August 2017 and last December he was given a two-year extension that runs until the end of the 2022 season.
But the disappointing manner of the Munster SFC final defeat to Kerry, coupled with last year’s loss to Tipperary, has created doubts as to whether McCarthy will continue.
Kerrigan — who retired at the end of 2020 — said: “It is a strange one in Cork, I don’t know if there are too many people sticking their hand up.
“Ronan has been there since 2018. He said after the game he would speak to the board and speak to the players and if there is any bit of negativity from either side, knowing him, he’ll probably drop it.
“I was asking the Cork lads, they wouldn’t give too much away. They don’t know either what the story is.
“There are a couple of factors, really. It was a bad defeat. One saving grace was they did stay up in Division 2, they won three out of four games and if that was a normal year they’d be pushing for promotion. That has been overlooked.
“Whether he stays on or not, I don’t know. In Cork, are there any outstanding candidates sticking their hand up?”
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