Paddy Crozier is to stay on as manager of Derry for a second year.
Paddy Crozier believes league success is crucial
The Oak Leaf boss will retain the same backroom team of Liam Bradley, Bernie Henry, James McAfee and Martin Heaney.
Crozier, whose side stunned the then All-Ireland holders Tyrone in the 2006 Championship, is looking for a good start in the National League campaign.
"We need to finish in the top four in the league. You have to be in Division One to have any aspirations in the Championship," he said.
"Hopefully we will have two or three good young players coming through.
"We will be holding a couple of trials over the next few weeks."