New Kingdom boss was speaking at his unveiling in Tralee.
Jack O'Connor has dismissed claims he left Kildare because he knew he was in line to become Kerry senior football manager.
The 60 year old was officially unveiled as the new Kingdom boss in Tralee last night.
O'Connor says he had "more or less" decided against remaining with the Lilywhites for a third season after their Leinster final loss to Dublin.
He says it's a "dream come true" to be in charge of Kerry for a third time and has confirmed that Paddy Tally and Mike Quirke will be part of his backroom team.