The Mayo County Board have confirmed that James Horan is to stay on for another year.
Horan dismissed the speculation that he was set to depart as "pure nonsense"
Asked about the his intentions, Horan has said "Nothing has changed, the ambition of this squad is to win an All-Ireland and that is an ambition that drives us all."
James Nallen, who has been a part of every Mayo summer for the past 19 years, has left the setup due to family and work commitments.
The Mayo county board report Horan as saying:
"It'll be a real shame not to have James with us next year, he's been an inspirational figure to the players and, having played 132 competitive games for Mayo, his experience was something we could always turn to. Replacing a real legend in Mayo football won't be easy. I've met a few people but it's too early to announce anything.”