Former Donegal boss rules himself out of contention for Mayo job


Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has ruled himself out of contention for the Mayo job.

The 2012 All-Ireland winning boss says his focus is now on his career in soccer coaching and he’s not planning a return to inter-county management.

McGuinness feels the time is right to become a head-coach, having previously worked as an assistant at Celtic:

Former Mayo boss James Horan also appears to be out of the race to succeed Stephen Rochford, as he feels the time is not right for a return.

While, Mayo have reportedly sounded out former Kerry boss Jack O’Connor about becoming their next senior football manager.

The Irish Mirror says Mayo officials have approached O’Connor about succeeding Stephen Rochford – while he’s also in the running for a third spell as manager of his native Kerry.