Guest sicko2ndbest Posted May 6, 2007 Share Posted May 6, 2007 Freddy hasn't talked to SamMay 6 2007 By Neil Farrington, The Sunday Sun Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd last night broke his silence on the speculation over the United manager's job . . . By blasting claims he's offered Glenn Roeder's post to Sam Allardyce. Reports have suggested Shepherd is poised to sack Roeder - and has approached Allardyce, a free agent after quitting Bolton, about taking over at St James's Park. But the Magpies supremo, in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Sun, has set the record straight. "I've never spoken to Sam Allar- dyce and he has never spoken to me," said Shepherd. "I don't know where all this is coming from. But while Roeder last night told us that he is convinced he will survive the summer, Shepherd declined to give his manager any guarantees. And the Sunday Sun believes that while Shepherd has not lined up anyone to replace Roeder, the former United player will face the sack if his side round off a dismal season with defeat at Watford. "I'm not going to comment any more on it," added Shepherd. "I had the same thing last year. It is getting crazy. "We'll get the season out of the way, and then start saying things." Meanwhile, talk of Sven-Goran Eriksson replacing Roeder, as well as suggestions Shepherd met with him in Gibraltar last week, are wrong. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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