Former Donegal All-Ireland Jim McGuinness has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Mayo senior football managerial job.

On Monday Stephen Rochford announced his resignation from the Mayo job, bringing an end his three-year reign after a stand-off with the county's Executive Committee.

McGuinness and James Horan were among the first to be linked with replacing Rochford, but the former Donegal does has poured cold water on the idea.

Speaking at Newstalk's All-Ireland preview at Croke Park, the All-Ireland winning boss was asked if he was interested in the role and replied: "Not at the moment, definitely not."

Instead McGuinness is hoping to continue his career in soccer management having previously worked as an assistant at Celtic.

"I’m ready to take a managerial position [in soccer]," he said. "The most important thing is not about getting a club, it’s about getting the right club."

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Now editorial team. Between 9am and 5pm Monday to Sunday please call 074 9112712. Between 5pm and midnight please call or text 086 792 2103. Or you can email [email protected] at any time.