The Donegal county board have dismissed speculation that All-Ireland winning football manager Jim McGuinness is set to join the backroom staff of Premier League club Liverpool.

McGuinness has been linked to a permanent role at Anfield as a sports psychologist but Donegal chairman PJ McGowan insists there is nothing in those reports.

The Donegal boss holds an MSc in sport psychology from John Moore’s University in Liverpool and is understood to have links with Antrim native manager Brendan Rodgers.

However, McGowan told the Irish Times: "Jim was appointed for four years and he has only done two," said McGowan. "He wanted four years himself and that’s what we agreed to.

"This is total news to me. We have already talked to Jim about plans for what he intends to do over the winter months and next year.

"What Jim does in his own time is his business but this would be a total shock," McGowan added.