Now that the era of Mickey Harte has been brought to an end, the Tyrone county board must begin to make plans to anoint a successor.
The responsibility ultimately falls on the county board Chairman, just as it did 18 years ago when Liam Nelis made the appointment that changed Tyrone football forever. It has been said that current incumbent Michael Kerr would not look outside Tyrone's county boundaries, but these things have a habit of changing depending on the quality of candidate.
Here, we look at the credentials, and the odds, of those who may challenge for the post.
Midfielder of the 1995 All-Ireland final team, Logan may be felt by some as not having an extensive coaching CV, but closer inspection says otherwise.
He finished playing with his club Stewartstown at 33 to manage the senior team but, after a few months, found himself combining the role with playing. Spending seven years as player-manager, he brought his club to an All-Ireland Junior club final and up to senior football.
Has also helped manage Donaghmore where he has lived his adult life, assisting former county team mate Adrian Cush, but is known to have turned down a host of prominent club and county jobs.
The pinnacle however, was managing the Tyrone Under-21 team to an All-Ireland title in 2015 with many of the present seniors such as Conor Meyler, Kieran McGeary, Padraig Hampsey, Rory Brennan, Frank Burns, Cathal McShane and Mark Bradley.
He may also tempt Lee Brennan - one of the attacking stars of that panel - back into the fold.
Back then, his selectors included Brian Dooher and Peter Canavan. Don't rule out that package reforming.
The former Fermanagh and Monaghan manager has achieved plenty of success around the province.
Two Ulster titles with Monaghan is top of the list, as well as an Ulster club title with Derry club Loup. He has also won a county crown when managing Errigal Ciaran, the club he joined when he left home club Derrylin.
However, he recently accepted the manager's job at Glen, Maghera.
A brilliant utility player who has three All-Ireland medals from Harte's early years, Holmes is a discerning choice for the post.
It may well be that he could be worked into an amalgamation of coaching talents.
He has been working with some of the Tyrone academy squads in recent years, but his work with Dungannon Clarkes this year as they won their first Tyrone Championship since 1956 has not gone unnoticed along with the tributes paid by players in that club.
On first glance, it may appear entirely against McGuinness' expectations of himself, especially since his work with Donegal was motivated by an intense dislike of Tyrone. But he has been out of coaching since June 2019 when he was axed by American soccer outfit Charlotte Independence.
Coach for Harte when Tyrone won the All-Ireland title in 2003, Tally was a mere 29-year-old when he held that post.
Since then he has worked with Down under James McCartan when they reached the 2010 All-Ireland final and spent a number of years as trainer and selector to Brian McIver at Derry.
Coached Galway for the 2018 season under Kevin Walsh and pulled off a minor miracle with St Mary's College in winning the Sigerson Cup in 2017.
More recently, he was in his second year as Down manager and won promotion a few weeks back before Sunday's crushing loss in the Ulster semi-final to Cavan.
Former county minor manager who coached plenty of the current panel to the 2013 All-Ireland final defeat to Mayo.
Donnelly has achieved All-Ireland, MacRory and Hogan Cups as part of the St Ronan's management set-up and during that time he also won an Ulster Under-20 title with Derry.
While he has managed in Fermanagh and Down, he was most recently with his home club Aghaloo, with whom he won a Junior League title.
Recently accepted a post with Ardboe, his second spell with that club, which could rule him out.
No chance. Gavin has nothing left to prove in the game and the idea of him wishing to commute four hours is a fanciful notion floated.
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