Kenny Cunningham may be about to take a step out of the studio and into the manager's office.
The Irish Examiner reports this morning that the former Ireland captain is in the race to replace Liam Buckley as manager of St. Pat's. Cunningham is said to have met decision makers at the club. Paul Doolin and Pat Fenlon are also among the candidates.
Buckley resigned late last month after a seven-year tenure which saw him win a league title, an FAI Cup and two EA Sports Cups.
Ger O'Brien, who was an assistant under Buckley, has taken temporary charge until the end of the season. The Inchicore side currently sit fifth in the Premier Division with three games remaining.
Cunningham, who retired from football more than a decade ago, has since worked as a pundit, mainly with RTÉ and Newstalk.
The 47-year-old attained his UEFA Pro Licence in 2010. Two years ago, the FAI announced that he was one of a number of former Ireland internationals who would take up coaching roles with Irish underage teams.
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