Hurst: To My Knowledge Talk of Other Managers is Hearsay
Tuesday, 23rd Oct 2018 12:47
Blues boss Paul Hurst says claims that owner Marcus Evans is sounding out other managers is “hearsay” as far as he is aware and is something he has “no control over”. Hurst also said he is yet to speak to Evans since Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat to QPR.
Former Town skipper Matt Holland said on talkSport yesterday that he had “heard that Marcus Evans has spoken to other managers and there’s a possibility that something might change”.
When Holland’s comments were put to Hurst, he said: “Again if that’s what’s happening then I’ve got no control over that so to my knowledge that’s kind of hearsay.
“If it’s happened only a couple of people will be the ones that know whether that’s true or not.
“I understand what Matt’s standing is here and it’s a club he clearly cares about. I understand he was interested in the role, so perhaps he might be the person at some point that gets a go and we’ll see how he gets on with that.”
Asked how he was finding the pressure, Hurst said: “The pressure comes from myself more than anything. The noise from other areas is something that is part and parcel of being a football manager, but realistically, I put more pressure on myself.
“Is it ideal? Of course not, we know that, but at the same time I’ve just got to concentrate on the job in hand.
“If I listened to every opinion we’d never, ever put a team out because everyone’s got a different opinion on who should play or what formation we should play, everything.
“So you’ve just got to try and do the job to the best of your ability and if that in the end is deemed not good enough at least I can be happy and content, look myself in the mirror and ask, ‘Have I given everything I can?’ and I know what the answer will be to that.”
Given the situation with the Blues bottom of the league having won only once this season, is he dreading coming to work each day? “No, of course not. I’ve said before, this job, whether it’s going good, bad or indifferent is a good job.
“It provides its difficulties, I knew some of those going into the job. I’ve probably learnt more things along the way.
“But at the end of the day you’re the manager of a Championship football club and getting to do something that a lot of people can only dream of and a lot of people out of work would love to do. I’m far from dreading coming into work.”
Does he put any worries regarding his future to one side? “I’ve said it before, it’s not my decision. While ever I’m in the job I’ll give everything to it and try to change our fortunes.”
Quizzed on whether he has had any feedback from Evans following Saturday’s match, which he attended, he said: “No, I have spoken to him since Saturday.”
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