Yesterday was the first time that my chairman spoke to me, saying that they had an approach from the people at Swindon Town.
“As a manager and a football man, you are always honoured when you have an approach from another team, whether you are a manager or a player, because it perhaps signals that a good job is being done and people recognise what you can do for them.
“The reality of it all is that the chairman and chief executive made it very clear to me in my conversations with them that they were not going to sanction any approach for me to be involved in any discussions because they have brought me in to make a big difference to their football club.
“I have always respected every chairman I worked for. I have always shook hands on things agreed and unless a chairman moves the goalposts, I have always been very very loyal.
“So from my point of view it is business as normal.
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I know you have to be careful reading too much into things and I know that this statement will appease a lot of people but to me that basically says that 'The chairman wont let me go so I've got to honour my contract.'
Not only that but there's another very sly dig about the Chairman 'not moving goalposts' otherwise he's off. Every interview he has conducted has a caveat to it.
I know this is Steve Evans playing the game but I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him.
The Stags are for life, not just for cup finals. (or Liverpool).