Following speculation in the media regarding the future of manager Gary Rowett, Burton Albion can confirm that Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston approached chairman Ben Robinson yesterday afternoon (Monday 8th September) for permission to speak to Gary Rowett about their managerial position.
Burton Albion gave Blackpool permission to speak to Gary following their approach and he met with Blackpool representatives today (Tuesday 9th September) to discuss the position. Following that meeting, Gary
Rowett has confirmed to the club that he will not leave Burton Albion at this present time to join Blackpool.
Gary Rowett said “Following discussions with Blackpool, I have decided that I will remain at Burton Albion for the foreseeable future. I feel as though it is not the right job for me at the present time.
“We’ve made an excellent start to this season, winning seven out of eight games and I feel we have an excellent group of players in the squad currently. I enjoy working with them immensely and this is a very exciting time to be involved at Burton Albion.”