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James Horan has addressed those Mayo manager vacancy rumours


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James Horan says he hasn't thought about returning as Mayo inter-county manager as successor to Stephen Rochford.

Previous incumbent Rochford resigned as manager on Monday and the county board are now on the lookout for his successor.

Horan was at the helm of the Mayo senior team between 2010 and 2014, leading the county to two All Ireland finals and three Connacht Championship triumphs.

He was speaking at our All Ireland Football Final special taking place at Croke Park in association with BoyleSports, alongside ex-Donegal manager Jim McGuinness who has also been linked with the Mayo role.

Having praised Rochford's work with Mayo over the last two years, Horan said: "Let the process take its course.  

"I'm manager of Westport and really enjoying that with a young bunch of guys, very keen, very ambitious and doing very well."

Citing crucial Westport games on the horizon, he added, "That's genuinely where I am."

On the Mayo vacancy itself, he continued that he hadn't been contacted in regards to the position.

"I genuinely haven't really thought of it," he said.

Asked about his intention to return as Mayo manager some time in the future, he had this to say: "I'm a Mayo man that absolutely loves Mayo football and I really love coaching guys that are ambitious for teams to do well, so that's what I love doing.

"At some stage, of course I'd love to get involved again but is the time right for me, for the county board? I don't know if it is. There's so much stuff there."

Asked if he is interested in taking the role right now, he replied, "At the moment, I would say for me personally, no. I've so much going on at the moment."

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