manager Gordon Strachan has attempted to quash speculation on skipper Gary
McAllisters future at the club by pleading for the questions to stop.
Strachan is fed up with being asked whether McAllister, 35, will be offered a new
contract when his current deal runs out in June.
"Gary and I would appreciate it if the questions would stop. We will give an
answer on his contract when we think it is best for Gary and the club.
"At this time Gary and myself are continuing to talk, agent-free and
chairman-free. We would like to be left alone for Gary to enjoy playing his football and
for me to manage the football club.
"Until Gary and myself make a statement anything you might read or hear is
speculation, because only we know the true information."
McAllister, is currently playing the best football of his four year spell at Coventry
and is a free agent when his contract ends. After his man-of-the-match performance against
Wimbledon last weekend he said the club had not entered into any negotiations on a new
"I think I can play on at this level for a while longer."
McAllister is one of the higher paid members of Coventrys playing squad and
Coventry might feel that at the age of 35 they can offer him a contract for only one year.
The player will want something better although he says:
"I know I am no longer 24 and that I am coming to the end. But I want to carry on
playing and I would like to stay at Coventry."
Strachan was asked in Saturdays after-match media conference if McAllister was
likely to move abroad and the manager raised a laugh when he said: