Strachan puts McAllister talk on hold

13 September 2010 07:00
Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan does not want speculation surrounding Gary McAllister distracting his players from Tuesday's match against Burnley. Boro assistant boss McAllister is being linked with a similar role at Aston Villa under Gerard Houllier - who signed McAllister as a player when he was in charge at Anfield 10 years ago. Strachan acknowledged there has been interest in McAllister - but was reluctant to say more on the eve of the npower Championship match at home to Burnley. He told Sky Sports News: "There has been contact with two clubs but what we'll do is leave it until after the (Burnley) game before we talk about it."

Source: PA