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- Mick O'Dwyer: Mick O'Dwyer looks forward to the meeting of Down and Kildare and also tells Brian Carthy that he has not made up his mind about returning to intercounty management.
RTÉ football analyst Kevin McStay believes that Mick O’Dwyer is not the man to fill the vacant Mayo football manager’s position.
The former Mayo star and Sunday Game panellist, speaking to Darren Frehill on Morning Ireland, believes that the county should be more progressive in appointing a new manager following the resignation of John O’Mahony.
‘The talk in Mayo is now deadly serious about Micko taking over. He has gone public in terms of his interest and he has spoken to one or two guys in the Mayo scene.’
‘We were promised a review of football in the county two or three months ago but that seems to have died a death, and now we are appointing key officials before we have even had that review. To me it’s a complete nonsense.’
‘It’s not a personal slight against Mick O’Dwyer, but the man is 74. The contract is two or three years so he would be 77 (by the time his term expires).’
‘His name has been mentioned in connection with every county where there is a managerial vacancy. He is also still manager of Wicklow and I thought that there would be a certain courtesy involved. Have Aston Villa asked him if he is interested in their position?’
‘I think that Mayo should be going a completely different route. I’m disappointed, to say the least, that the process has not been a little more progressive.’