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Strachan Says No More McAllister Questions

Coventry’s manager Gordon Strachan has attempted to quash speculation on skipper Gary McAllister’s future at the club by pleading for the questions to stop.Gary McAllister, Coventry City FC

Strachan is fed up with being asked whether McAllister, 35, will be offered a new contract when his current deal runs out in June.

Strachan says:

"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 deal.

He added:

"I think I can play on at this level for a while longer."

McAllister is one of the higher paid members of Coventry’s 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 Saturday’s after-match media conference if McAllister was likely to move abroad and the manager raised a laugh when he said:

"Have you seen his house? He owns half of Leicestershire. He won’t leave that."

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