James Horan's return to the Mayo hot seat has moved a step closer.
The Mayo News is reporting that Horan - who guided the county to the Sam Maguire Cup decider in 2012 and '13 - has been nominated by at least one Mayo club to replace the departed Stephen Rochford.
Horan has been the bookies' favourite ever since Rochford resigned.
Current U-21 boss Michael Solan and former All-Ireland minor winning manager Enda Gilvarry are other names being linked to the vacancy.
The deadline for nominations closes at 1pm today.
BREAKING: The Mayo News understands that James Horan has been nominated for the Mayo senior football manager position by at least one Mayo GAA club. Deadline for nominations closes at 1pm today. #mayogaa #GAA— Mayo News - Sport (@mayonewssport) September 19, 2018