Jim McGuinness has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Mayo senior football managerial hotseat, insisting that he is not looking for a return to GAA management.

On Monday Stephen Rochford announced his resignation from the Mayo job, bringing an end his three-year reign after a stand-off with the county's Executive Committee.

McGuinness and James Horan have been among those linked with replacing Rochford, but the former Donegal does not appear to be keen.

Speaking at Newstalk's All-Ireland preview at Croke Park, the All-Ireland winning boss was asked if he was interested in the role and replied: "Not at the moment, definitely not."

Instead McGuinness is hoping to continue his career in soccer management having previously worked as an assistant at Celtic.

"I’m ready to take a managerial position [in soccer]," he said. "The most important thing is not about getting a club, it’s about getting the right club."

Former Mayo manager Horan was also speaking at the same event and unlike McGuinness, stopped short of ruling himself out of the job.