McEnaney, who held the post for six years, expressed an interest in remaining in the job next season after receiving backing from the squad to do so.
However the board’s decision to consider other potential candidates has angered ‘Banty’ and he issued a statement outlining his displeasure last night. McEnaney revealed: “I thought long and hard about my own future as Monaghan team manager after our exit from the 2010 championship.
“I listened to people whose views matter to me. I listened in particular to the experienced players.
“For me the most important people in any football environment are the players.
“I came to the conclusion that with a further three years we had every prospect of making further progress on the strides we had made over the last six years, considering where this team came from to now being one of the top teams in the country.
“Monaghan football is in a great place right now and what is most important is the future of Monaghan football and the continued progression of this group of players.”
However, he added: “The decision of Monaghan GAA county committee to now ask for nominations for the job that I have been privileged and honoured to hold can be interpreted in different ways.
“One perspective is that there are some who feel that I may not be the man to continue to lead this team.
“Do I wish my name to go forward and perhaps be part of a “competition” for the post I have held for the last six years?
“Well, that’s a prospect I will now have to think very carefully about.”
Monaghan chairman Paul Curran last night refused to be drawn on McEnaney’s controversial statement.
However he is confident that McEnaney will be amongst those nominated for the role.
“I’m glad to see that Seamus isn’t ruling himself out of contention,” he said. “The role is going on to nominations and I am sure that Seamus will be amongst those nominations.”