It has been confirmed that Mayo manager Stephen Rochford has been handed a new contract extension with the county.
The Mayo county board have revealed that Rochford has been given a new term which will see him at the county until 2020.
Rochford has been in charge of Mayo for the past two seasons and has led them to successive All-Ireland finals. Although they did come up short on both occasions, there is a real sense that Rochford is the man to finally see Mayo get over the line and end the decades of the agonising wait for Sam Maguire glory.
While there were question marks over his future following the heartbreaking defeat to Dublin in September’s All-Ireland decider and Rochford himself admitted he would take time to consider his position, the two-year extension to his term shows that confidence the Mayo county board have in him.
They released a statement which read:
“All involved with Mayo GAA thank Stephen and his team for the all the time & hard work already contributed to the Mayo Senior Football team and are delighted he has committed to Mayo GAA for the coming years.”
The Crossmolina clubman is set to finalise his backroom team in the coming weeks.