Glovers reject approach

16 October 2007 12:36
Yeovil Town have rejected an approach from League One rivals Millwall for manager Russell Slade. The Lions are on the lookout for a new manager following the dismissal of Willie Donachie earlier in the month. But Glovers chairman John Fry has no intention of allowing the former Grimsby Town and Scarborough manager to leave Huish Park. Slade, who guided Yeovil to the League One play-off final during his first season at the Somerset club, had also been targeted by Carlisle United during their own recent manager hunt. "I've had an approach from Millwall to speak to Russell and I've turned them down," Fry told the club's official website. "I can also confirm that I was approached by the chief executive of Carlisle last month and he got a straight answer as well. "I've told them both that I won't allow any other club to speak to my manager and I think I would be letting our fans and Russell down if I did. "He's done a fantastic job here and it's inevitable he'll be in demand, but he's got a long-term contract here."

Source: ESA