Davy Fitzgerald says he'll decide on his Wexford future in 'the next day or two’ while insisting that he has had no contact over the vacant Galway manager’s job.
It was expected that Fitzgerald would step down as Yellow Bellies boss in the wake of their heart-breaking All-Ireland semi-final defeat to eventual champions Tipperary this season.
However, speaking to Midwest Radio, he admitted that he was having trouble making a decision about Wexford due to the strength of his bond with the players.
"Listen, I’ve to decide whether I’m staying in Wexford or not – that’s the most important question," he said, when asked about the potential of taking over in Galway.
"I have to get my own mind sorted and I’ll be doing that very soon. Very soon would be in the next day or two.
"My heart is torn unreal there for the last number of weeks. I think people appreciate that it’s a massive long drive for me down to Wexford; it’s probably two and a half to three hours down and the same back three or four nights a week.
"I have a very special bunch of boys down there and that’s why it has taken me so long (to decide)."
The drive from his Sixmilebridge base in Clare to Galway would be only around 40 minutes, though Fitzgerald says he hasn't talked to anyone in an official capacity about replacing Micheál Donoghue
Fitzgerald said: "The one thing I will tell you is I haven’t talked to one person from Galway County Board."
Donoghue announced his resignation in a surprise move recently. The Tribesmen had a disappointing 2019, though under Donoghue they won the 2017 All-Ireland final and only lost the 2018 decider to Limerick by a point.
Fitzgerald led his native Clare to the 2013 All-Ireland title, having won the Liam MacCarthy as a player in 1995 and ’97, as well as managing Waterford and Wexford, who he brought to this year's Leinster crown - their first in more 15 years.