Published Monday, 02 September 2013
Ex-Fermanagh manager Peter Canavan. (© Presseye)
The former Tyrone player was appointed manager of the Fermanagh senior team just under two years ago.
Since then Canavan has guided the team to promotion into Division Three of the National League and almost saw them promoted again this season.
However in a statement on Monday evening he confirmed: "After lengthy and careful consideration I have today informed the Fermanagh County Committee Chairman that I will not be putting my name forward for the post of Senior Manager for the 2014 year."
Peter Canavan is one of the most decorated players in the history of the GAA, winning two All Ireland senior football medals and six All Star awards.
In his playing career, he skippered Tyrone to the All-Ireland title in 2003 and also played in another Sam Maguire Cup-winning side in 2005.
He took over at the Erne county in November 2011 from previous encumbent John O'Neill.
Thanking staff and supporters, Canavan added: "My management team and I have worked extremely hard over the past two years and we believe significant progress has been made.
"The senior footballers now representing their county are fully committed, unified and ambitious. With a clear vision and a united county committee I have no doubt that the players will respond in a positive manner.
"This group of players deserve the best and I hope moving forward the Fermanagh County Committee will ensure that this happens. I wish everyone who is genuinely concerned with Fermanagh football the very best of luck in the future."
In the Ulster Championship Fermanagh lost this year 0-13 to 0-11 to Cavan. They beat Westmeath in the All -Ireland Qualifying series, but then lost to Cavan for a second time.
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