PREMIER HURLING LEGEND Nicky English has ruled himself out of contention for the vacant Tipperary job due to work commitments.
English masterminded Tippeary’s 2001 All-Ireland success as manager but revealed on Sunday that he won’t be returning for a second term in the hotseat.
“In my situation it’s not going to be possible for me to do it, because of my work situation,” he told TV3 when asked if he might succeed Declan Ryan.
Ryan stepped down as Tipperary manager at the start of September after his two-year term ended with an 18-point drubbing against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final. A committee led by county chairman Sean Nugent is currently leading the search for a new management team.
English, who won two All-Ireland titles as player, managed Tippeary from 1998 to 2002. During that time, the county won two league titles as well as the Munster and All-Ireland double in 2001.
He was linked to the job following Liam Sheedy’s departure in 2010 but also ruled himself out of the running at that time.