James Horan looks set to continue in his role as manager of the Mayo senior football team after the county board ‘unanimously decided’ to recommend he be given an extension to his current deal.
Horan took Mayo to the this year’s All-Ireland final, but there had been reports that he had clashed with the county board over issues such as the choice of Dublin hotels the Mayo team used and the availability of MacHale Park for training.
In a statement, the board dismissed this issues and revealed that they will be recommending he be given a two-year extension to his three-year term contract.
The statement read: “Following a very productive meeting last night with the Mayo Senior Football Manager, it has been unanimously decided to recommend to the Coiste Banistí of Mayo GAA that James Horan be given a 2-year extension to his 3-year term contract.
"This recommendation will go before next Monday nights County Board Meeting.
"Despite unconfirmed and unwaranted reports earlier this week, the Mayo Senior Football Team Manager and Mayo County Board have always had and will continue to have a very good working relationship.
“Mayo County Board along with the Mayo Senior Football Management are committed to ensuring that the Mayo Senior Footballers receive the best available resources and facilities in order to help them fulfil their full potential," the statement continued.
"The Mayo Senior Team under the management of James Horan have made tremendous progress in the last two years.
"Mayo County Board are delighted to have a manager of the calibre that is James Horan and remain extremely confident that this team will realise their ultimate goal in the very near future."