McGuinness steps down as Donegal football manager

Jim McGuinness has tonight stepped down as Manager of the Donegal Senior Football team.

McGuinness steps down as Donegal football manager

Jim McGuinness has tonight stepped down as Manager of the Donegal Senior Football team.

The Donegal County Board confirmed the news in a statement tonight, which gave no indication as to McGuinness’ reasons for the move.

McGuinness, who also works as performance consultant on a part-time basis with Celtic FC, guided Donegal to the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final last September, before being beaten 2-9 to 0-12 by Kerry.

Donegal GAA statement in full:

CLG Dhún na nGall wish to announce that Jim McGuinness has formally stepped down from his position as Senior Football Team Manager with immediate effect.

CLG Dhún na nGall wish to thank Jim for his massive contribution during his tenure over the last five years, as Under 21 and Senior Football Team Manager.

During this term, he has brought unprecedented success to our county and has made every Donegal person across the globe very proud of their county and their players.

During his tenure he has guided our Under 21 footballers to an All-Ireland final, having won the county’s first U21 provincial title since 1995.

As senior team manager, he guided the county to four provincial finals, winning three of them, and guided the county team to a record two All-Ireland final appearances in the space of three years, winning a historic second All Ireland for the county in 2012.

We wish Jim and Yvonne and their family every success in the future.

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