By Gerry McLaughlin
It’s better to take time in getting a new county manager and making the correct choice – than rushing in and getting the wrong man.
That’s the firm opinion of a former county star as the plot surrounding the search for a new manager gets as thick as any autumn mist.
“Let’s get it right this time,” said 1992 All-Ireland winner Sylvester Maguire.
“We, as a county have made mistakes in the past, where other people were dictating the agenda.”
It has been reported that Declan Bonner, Shaun Paul Barrett and Cathal Corey has already been interviewed twice by the committee made up of county chairman Sean Dunnion, secretary, Aideen Gillen and treasurer Cieran Kelly along with Damian Diver and Paddy Carr.
The second interview reportedly took place after the county semi-finals on Sunday evening.
And it is understood that there might even be a third meeting of all the relevant parties later in the week,
But Maguire is not perturbed by the protracted nature of the process.
“Let the committee do their work and make their decision in their own time,” he explained.
“I still don’t understand why Rory (Gallagher) went because I thought he was at the start of something big.
“The problem is that with him going, he has a certain group of young fellows at a certain level and whoever comes in they will put their own shape and structure on matters.
“And some of those lads that are already there may be let go or they may feel they need to go.
“Another young band of players will come and there is no shortage of them who are just mad to play football.
“And it will take another two years to get them up to the level that the original lads have already reached. So that could delay the progress”.
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