James Horan is poised to return for a second stint as Mayo manager having been nominated for the position by his club Ballintubber.
The deadline for nominations closed at lunchtime yesterday, with Horan giving approval to Ballintubber to allow his name go forward. It is believed Michael Solan, who guided Mayo to All-Ireland U21 glory in 2016, and 2013 All-Ireland MFC winning manager Enda Gilvarry have also been nominated for the post.
A selection committee to interview the nominated candidates, has yet to be formed.
Horan, who served as Mayo manager from 2011 to 2014 and reached two All-Ireland finals during this period, last month said he’d “love to get involved again”, but is unsure if the time is right for him to reclaim the bainisteoir’s bib.
He’s currently in charge of the Westport senior footballers. They play Breaffy in the Mayo SFC quarter-final this Saturday.