“If I am here and discussing these things, it is because – in my head – there’s a good chance of staying”
“Mike Ashley is keen to talk. The message he was sending through Lee was very positive.
“I haven’t talked to him because, since the first day, I think he wanted to allow me and the people in charge to do the job.
“But, to be fair, there has not been any problem. I used to work on my own as a manager and when I needed to talk I could talk to Lee or fellow board members Bob Moncur and Graham Carr.
“I didn’t need to talk with the owner to prepare the players. Now will be different. I have to talk with Lee and see where we are and, at a certain point, we will talk with Mike Ashley.