Eight weeks on from James Horan's departure, Mayo have a new bainisteoir, with Kevin McStay appointed to the position earlier this week. The new manager brings with him a strong backroom team, comprising Stephen Rochford, Donie Buckley, Damien Mulligan and Liam McHale, who together will start with the simple aim of doing what it takes to get Mayo to the summit.
In this episode of the Mayo Football Podcast, available to club members in specially extended format, Rob, Mike and John reflect on Kevin McStay's appointment, chatting about how the process played out and what the appointment means for Mayo supporters. The lads are then joined by Seán Moran of the Irish Times, who had an exclusive interview with the new manager the day after he was handed the job, to consider Kevin McStay's appointment in more depth. They chat about possible tweaks to Mayo's playing style, where the county sits in the overall pecking order right now and what is a realistic aim for the new management team.
This episode of the Mayo Football Podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes, SoundCloud, Podomatic and Spotify. You can also listen to it directly on the Mayo News website as well as on the Mayo GAA Blog.
The podcast is also available on Patreon, where club members get access to loads of exclusive content and more besides. In the clubhouse section at the end of the pod, we've additional bonus audio for our club members, in which Rob, Mike and John reflect further on the often febrile atmosphere surrounding the appointment process over the last number of weeks and they also cast a glance forward to the forthcoming club Championships.
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