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Stephen Rochford to stay on as Mayo manager as he's given two-year extension

The deal will keep him with the Westerners until 2020.

Stephen Rochford.
Stephen Rochford.
Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

STEPHEN ROCHFORD HAS been handed a two-year extension to add to his current deal, meaning he’ll stay on as the Mayo football manager until 2020.

The news emerged from a county board meeting at MacHale Park this evening, with his backroom team to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Mayo GAA also added this statement:

“All involved with Mayo GAA thank Stephen & his team for the all the time and hard work already contributed to the Mayo Senior Football team and are delighted he has committed to Mayo GAA for the coming years.”

After his side’s All-Ireland final loss in September, Rochford — who took over the role on a three-year term in 2015 — said that he would decide on his future ‘during the month of October’.

“The dream has not died, just postponed,” he added at the Mayo function. “We’ll go home tomorrow with dignity and pride and we will lick our wounds.

“But we will rise again. Because this year, like so many years that have gone before, has shown that Mayo may only be temporarily down, but we are never, ever out.”

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