DESSIE DOLAN will take over as the Westmeath senior football manager for the 2023 season.
The Westmeath legend will become John Cooney's replacement when the appointment is ratified at a county board meeting tonight.
Dolan has been working as an analyst with RTÉ since his inter-county retirement in 2014.
Cooney left the role last month to take up a position as the GAA's National Player Development Lead.
John Keane will also remain as a coach
Dolan and Keane were both All-Stars, in attack and defence respectively, when Westmeath won their only Leinster senior football crown to date in 2004.
Dolan retired as Westmeath’s all-time leading scorer, a record that was surpassed by star forward John Heslin in the Tailteann Cup final win over Cavan.