Jim McGuinness is being mooted as a surprise contender for the vacant Galway United manger’s position.
Galway sacked Shane Keegan earlier this month after an indifferent start to the season and remain in the search for a new boss.
And former Donegal manager McGuinness has emerged as a possible successor at Eamonn Deacy Park.
McGuinness, after nearly five years working with Celtic, was named as assistant manager at Beijing Sinobo Guoan last June, having been recruited to the Chinese Super League team by Roger Schmidt.
In an interview late last week, McGuinness indicated a desire to move into soccer management, but was coy about his options.
“I’d like to manage again now because I’ve been sort of formulating this idea and this philosophy and this concept for so long now,” he said.
“I’d just like now to be back in control again and being on the pitch again.
“The end-game for me is to find out where the level is. I need to get in at a level, to understand that level, test myself at that level and then pretty quickly I will know how far I can go.
“I feel that I’m getting to that point that I have my own take on the game and that I’d like to start working at the coalface again. It’s been a long road.”
McGuinness has completed his UEFA A Licence and hopes to star on the ProLicence before Christmas.Tags: