Carew is new Waterford boss

Carew's first task will be try and get promotion from the bottom tier of the League

Niall Carew has been named as the new manager of the Waterford senior footballers.

Carew served as a selector for the Kildare footballers over the past five seasons working with manager Kieran McGeeney

Waterford have been searching for a new manager following the departure of John Owens, who exited after the All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Wicklow last July.

The county will begin 2013 in Division 4 of the Allianz League and will face either Cork or Clare in the Munster championship.