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Butcher Does Not Do Walking Away
Terry Butcher is not in the game for the money, he wants to enjoy himself.
Terry Butcher hopes to be able to persuade some of his Inverness players to follow his lead and stick with the Highland club. Barnsley were willing to make Butcher their highest paid manager if he would come down and sign on the dotted line. However, Butcher wants to carry on the work he has started that has led Inverness to second place in the SPL. With Andrew Shinnie and Aaron Doran still to sign new contracts and top scorer Billy McKay reportedly wanted by Championship teams, Butcher now wants to secure their signatures to stay and lend a hand. The former England captain revealed he would have received a massive pay rise had he agreed to join Championship strugglers Barnsley, but decided to stay as he was enjoying himself too much already managing Inverness. He said: "I don't know if me staying might give them a stimulus to sign up, but hopefully they will take it as another positive. I've always been serious about the club but even more so by turning down that great offer. We have to get back speaking to people now to see what they are going to do, but we want it to continue. When I showed the chairman the deal Barnsley offered he fell off his chair. I think I made him choke a bit. They offered me more - a lot more and then some more again. I'd have been the highest-paid Barnsley manager ever. That's how much they wanted me to come in to try to save them and build for the future. But it has never been about money for me. It's been about pride and enjoying my football. It's about making any club I'm at better and we're doing that here. To be fair, the chairman has been brilliant. To allow me to do that was great. I'd never use Barnsley or any other club to gain a better contract here."
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