Donegal Captain Michael Murphy has urged the County Board to keep Manager Rory Gallagher in place beyond next year.
In today's Irish Independent, Murphy has stressed the importance of long term stability as Donegal go into a transition period adding the current players would be very happy to see Gallagher stay beyond 2017, which is the last year of his three year term.
It's understood he has an option of another year after that but the Glenswilly man has pointed to the younger players coming through the ranks and in particular the u21's that worked with Gallagher.
He told Colm Keys " It's important now that a fairly steady platform develops over the next three or four years. Rory, knowing them at u21 level and being involved over the last couple of years, it would be very right for him to drive that on over two, three, four years. As players we are very keen for that to happen".
Gallagher was before the County Board this week to review the year - they're the beaten Ulster finalists and also succumbed to Dublin, in the quarters.