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Knill cools Shakers exit talk

20 May 2009 - 12:16:41

Bury boss Alan Knill has cooled reports suggesting he is wanted by Championship outfit Blackpool.

The Seasiders are on the lookout for a new manager following Tony Parkes' decision not to take up a full-time contract and Knill's name is reported to be on the shortlist at Bloomfield Road.

Knill led the Shakers to within one goal of automatic promotion from League Two this season, but claims suggestions that he is ready to leave Gigg Lane are wide of the mark.

"I have to say that it is purely speculation linking me with the Blackpool job and although it is nice to be linked with such a position, I owe a lot to Bury," he said.

"They gave me the chance after I was sacked at Rotherham and you don't often get a second chance.

"So it would have to be an extremely good club and a very good offer on the table for me to leave this club."


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