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Interview to decide Mayo manager’s job


Interview to decide the issue

New Mayo manager set to be installed by early next week

Mike Finnerty

THE new Mayo senior football manager is expected to be confirmed early next week with the four remaining candidates for the position due to attend formal interviews later this week.
John Maughan, James Horan, Tommy Lyons and Anthony McGarry have been short-listed for the vacant post by a sub-committee of the Mayo GAA Board after informal ‘chats’ last week.
Each of the quartet will be interviewed by a selection committee that is due to be ratified at a Mayo GAA Board meeting tonight (Tuesday). That gathering of club delegates is being preceded by a County Board executive meeting this evening where the finer points of the interview process and formation of the selection committee will be discussed.
The Mayo News understands that each of the four managerial candidates will be asked for precise details of their plans, the identities of their proposed backroom teams, and the estimated costs of their respective regimes.
Mayo GAA Chairman, James Waldron, will head up the selection committee with either three or four other people joining him. Vice-Chariman Paddy McNicholas is likely to be one of them.

MEANWHILE, John Maughan is still the firm favourite with a local bookmaker to get the job but Tommy Lyons has attracted quite a bit of interest over the last seven days.
Speaking to The Mayo News last night, John Stagg of Stagg Betting in Ballindine said: “The only candidate that we’ve seen money for in the last week is Tommy Lyons. John Maughan is still the money-on favourite but people seem to think Lyons is in with a chance.”
However, despite this activity, Maughan (4/6), James Horan (6/4), Tommy Lyons (3/1) and Anthony McGarry (14/1) were still the prices for the remaining candidates at the time of going to press.