Date: 5th January 2009 at 4:37pm
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Stockport County release a statement aimed at the rumours that have been spreading around Edgeley Park recently that players and even Jim Gannon will be leaving in weeks to come.

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Stockport County’s success this season, under the guidance of Jim Gannon and his group of elite young players, building on the remarkable achievements of the past two years, have inevitably led to much speculation about the future.

However, the club wishes to make clear that the reality remains the same. The recent success has been built upon the development of young players who will, inevitably, attract interest from clubs at a higher level.

And if serious offers are made, which are in the best interests of the player and the club, then these offers will be accepted; like any other club we have to balance our ambition with the financial reality of our existence.

Likewise, Jim Gannon’s three-year managerial record, which has seen him take the club from the brink of relegation to the Conference to seventh place in League 1, will also, inevitably, attract interest from higher-placed clubs. If an opportunity arises for Jim to manage at a higher level then we are duty bound to help him achieve his deserved rewards.

We would also like to confirm, though, that no enquiries for Jim or any of his players have been made.

County Chairman, Martin Reid, said: ‘Jim deserves the compliment of being associated with available jobs in the Championship and, as a club, Stockport County would support him wholeheartedly in securing a move which his achievements merit

‘However, Jim remains County manager. He is fully committed and has an imprehensive plan to remain competitive in League 1and help take the club forward in these challenging financial times.’

So basically, the playing squad and our manager are up for sale and most rumours were true. Well done lads.

Let’s just release a public statement to let the whole Football league know that we’re skint and avaiable to offers.



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