Jim McGuinness early front-runner to succeed Mayo Football manager

Former Donegal Manager Jim McGuinness is one of the early front-runners to succeed Stephen Rochford as Mayo football manager.

Rochford stepped down last night after nearly three-years in charge citing a lack of support from the county board.

The Glenties man and Mayo’s James Horan are being touted as possible successors.

He was seeking to have Breaffy pair Peter Ford and Shane Conway added to his managerial ticket for 2019.

Officers of the county board executive were set to discuss plans for 2019 with Rochford this week, but the outgoing boss says he saw no reason for such a meeting.

G-A-A writer with the Irish Independent Colm Keys thinks the request for Rochford to have his new management team together by the end of this month put him under pressure:

Former Mayo midfielder David Brady doesn’t want the County Board to just chase a big name appointment: