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All welcome to apply for Mayo job


All welcome to apply for Mayo post

Mike Finnerty

MAYO GAA chiefs have issued an open invitation to all those interested in the vacant post of senior football team manager to make themselves known, and they are ruling nobody in or out.
That was the message that was conveyed loud and clear by County Board PRO, Aiden McLoughlin last night (Monday).
“Nobody has been officially nominated yet, no potential candidates have been interviewed, there have been no conversations with any interested parties,” he told The Mayo News.
“We, as officers, have no idea of who exactly is interested in the role so, obviously, we have no idea who might be likely to feature in backroom teams etc.
“It’s also not in the County Board’s nature to dictate to any of our managers who he works with, or might be involved as selectors etc. That is the reality of the situation,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Mayo players should not be involved in the process of selecting the next Mayo manager, according to Alan Dillon.
“The County Board have always done well in the past with their selection for the job, and I think there’s enough experience there within the County Board. . I wouldn’t like to see players involved in the process no, to be honest, for a variety of reasons,” said the experienced forward.
“James has left a brilliant platform for whoever takes over. The players are there, the squad is there, the platforms and structures are there, so it’s important to make sure that the transition is as easy as possible for the new manager.”
However, The Mayo News understands that Board officers are planning to meet with a couple of players next weekend to get some feedback before discussing the matter with club delegates to the County Board.