Leeds manager latest: Reading issue hands off warning to Leeds over academy manager Eamonn Dolan
Director of fooball Nicky Hammond has issued a statement in which he says Dolan is a 'big part of the club for many years to come'
Wednesday 11 June 2014
Reading have issued a hands-off warning to Leeds over academy boss Eamonn Dolan.
Dolan has been heavily linked with the vacant manager's job at Elland Road to replace ex-Royals chief Brian McDermott, who left the Yorkshire club last month.
But Reading's director of football Nicky Hammond insists the club have no intention of letting Dolan leave his current role, which he has held for almost 10 years.
In a statement on the Royals' website, Hammond said: "Reading FC are aware of the interest of another Championship club in our academy manager Eamonn Dolan.
"Eamonn is an integral part of our club and is under contract to Reading Football Club. Eamonn has done an incredible job since taking over from Brendan Rodgers and we hope he will be a big part of our club for many years to come.
"He has a fantastic relationship with our manager Nigel Adkins and we do not welcome any approaches from any club for our key staff. We hope this is the end of the matter."
Latest in Sport
Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Gabriel Paulista sent to Paris to speed up move; Luis Suarez bid planned; Gunners eye Daniele Rugani
Chelsea vs Liverpool match report: Branislav Ivanovic seals classic semi-final with extra-time header to send Blues to Wembley
Gabriel Paulista: Talented Brazilian could grow into world-class defender at Arsenal
Andy Murray vs Tomas Berydch: Murray cool over reunion with coach Dani Vallverdu at the Australian Open
Transfer news live: Gabriel Paulista to Arsenal CONFIRMED; Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea; Liverpool close in on £14m Ezequiel Lavezzi
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Mystery man who gave mum heart-warming note on train 'wanted to put a smile on her face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures