The appointment of Aidan O’Rourke as Roscommon football manager has been delayed as he finalises his backroom team.

In a brief statement, Roscommon GAA said that they had hoped to make an appointment on Monday night.

"Unfortunately, our preferred candidate has requested additional time to confirm one additional member of his backroom team," it read.

O’Rourke won an All-Ireland with Armagh in 2002 and has since developed a reputation as an innovative coach.

He has worked with Queen’s Sigerson Cup footballers, managed Louth and most recently was Kieran McGeeney’s assistant manager with the Orchard County.

Roscommon made this year’s Super 8s All-Ireland quarter-final stage, but lost all three games heavily. In the process they became the first team to lose four games in a single senior football championship season.

Kevin McStay guided them to the last eight as well as promotion to Division 1 of the Allianz League, though the former Mayo player and long-time Roscommon town resident always endured a rocky relationship with Roscommon fans.

He stepped down following the end of their Championship campaign and it looks as though O’Rourke will be appointed as his successor sooner or later.