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Stephen Rochford Set To Stay On As Mayo Boss

Stephen Rochford is set to stay on as manager of the Mayo senior footballers according to a report in The Mayo News. 

There has been speculation over the last few weeks that Rochford may step down from his role, which has seen three of his backroom staff leave, and that former Donegal All-Ireland winning manager Jim McGuinness could step in.

However, it is understood that Rochford will be at the helm for next season. It is understood 39-year-old has already confirmed his intentions to the county board that he wants to stay on for a fourth consecutive season.

Tony McEntee, Donie Buckley and Peter Burke will not be part of Rochford’s staff so the 39-year-old manager, who has led Mayo to two All-Ireland finals, will begin a search to replace the trio.

Joe Kernan, the remaining selector, is expected to stay on.

Mayo suffered a disappointing loss to Kildare in the All-Ireland qualifier series in the much publicised ‘Newbridge or Nowhere’ clash.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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