Former Mayo manager James Horan says it's time to put the war of words between Pat Holmes, Noel Connelly and the players to bed.
The ousted former joint managers gave an interview last December in which they detailed their tumultuous time in charge.
The pair stood down following a vote of no confidence in them. They made a number of allegations in the Irish Independent.
They claim that in the week leading up to All-Ireland quarter-final win against Donegal in 2015, Aidan O'Shea sent an email to team management noting his disappointment with the omission of an unnamed player from the squad.
The pair said the county’s wait for All-Ireland success will go on unless “some egos are checked and outside influences curbed”.
The pair succeeded James Horan, and he says the time has come for this bitter feud to end:
“There’ll always be questions of this Mayo team because they have been successful in their preparation and how they play and so consistent over the last number of years.
“They’re a story and there’ll always be questioned asked, I think the management heave is a dead duck.
“You might have a media outlet just trying to keep a story alive, certainly around Mayo its dead, its over and the players have moved on.
“The county have moved on as well, not nice for anyone involved in that story but to me its definitely a thing of the past”.
Horan says during his time as an inter-county manager he never received emails with team selection suggestions from players.
He hailed the commitment of the players and said he didn't experienced similar during his spell in charge:
“When I was involved in that team the drive and determination to get better and better at what they do every single day and every single training session was immense.
“I have no idea, I genuinely don't know what happened in the dressing room, but I think you’ll see that team against Sligo they’ll be looking forward to playing football.”
Horan was speaking as Sky Sports announced details of its biggest and most comprehensive season of GAA coverage yet.
They’ll have 20 live GAA fixtures (including 14 exclusive) throughout the season featuring expert analysis from Jim McGuinness, Peter Canavan, James Horan, Jamesie O’Connor, JJ Delaney, Ollie Canning and many more.