JIM GAVIN IS expected to be ratified as the new Dublin senior football manager when the county board meets later on Monday evening.
Twice an All-Ireland winning manager with the Dublin U21s, Gavin has been the front-runner to take over in the capital since Pat Gilroy announced his decision to step down last month.
It is not yet known who the Round Towers clubman will bring on board as his backroom team.
Gavin was part of the Dubs team which ended the county’s long wait for Sam Maguire in 1995 and then brought further honours back inside the city limits as U21 manager, winning in 2010 and again in 2012.
Hurling manager Anthony Daly is also expected to be reappointed at tonight’s meeting.