McGuinness looking for assurances before continuing as Donegal manager

McGuinness looking for assurances before continuing as Donegal manager
Jim McGuinness has hinted that he will only stay on as Donegal team manager if conditions are in place where he can prepare the team honestly.

Jim McGuinness has hinted that he will only stay on as Donegal team manager if conditions are in place where he can prepare the team honestly.

Speaking on BBC TV today ahead of the Mayo-Tyrone All-Ireland semi-final, McGuinness dismissed reports that he had already decided to stay on at the helm in Donegal.

“I haven’t decided yet to be honest. At the end of the year we do an analysis of players, medical, staff and so forth. That hasn’t been finalised yet.

“I don’t want to be Donegal manager for the sake of being Donegal manager.

Asked about reports in national media that he was staying on, McGuinness said: “There is no truth in that. I haven’t given my decision to anybody.

“All the systems have to be in place to prepare the team properly and I don’t think we got that this year at some levels. So that is one of the issues we will have to look at,” said McGuinness, who said that he had raised this with a meeting with the Co. Board on Saturday. McGuinness also met the players at a separate meeting on Saturday morning.

“If conditions are correct (I would stay on), but I don’t want to be manager for the sake of being county manager.

“I have had a couple of fantastic years and I have enjoyed every minute of it. It was a fantastic journey but the reality is everything has to be right to prepare teams,” said McGuinness