Shrewsbury Town manager Gary Peters has distanced himself with speculation linking him with the vacant managers job at Tranmere. Having led Shrewsbury to a top half finish in League Two this season, Peters was tipped as one of the front runners to replace Brian Little.
Having worked well on a shoestring budget at Gay Meadow, the former Preston manager was talked up for the job at Rovers by several local media sources. However, when answering some questions from fans on the official Shrewsbury Town website, Peters dismissed any interest in taking over at Tranmere, or anywhere else.
“It’s not going to happen, I like it here and am only halfway through a job here. We’ve got a lot of exciting things going on here. We’ve got the players I’m bringing in this year and the fact that the new ground will be ready soon. I certainly want to get the team promoted, either before we move to the new stadium or whilst we are in there and I want to be involved in that.
“I’m not interested in any other jobs no matter what level they are at. I don’t consider money to be that important and as long as the board of directors are happy with my work and feel they are paying me as much as they as they can afford to pay and are being fair to me then that’s fine. What Tranmere Rovers or Sheffield Wednesday or someone else could pay me could be totally different than what Shrewsbury could pay me but I’m happy at this football club.” (scource: Shrewsbury Town FC official website)
Another name seemingly out of the running for the job is Chester City manager Mark Wright. Wright’s name is banded about every time the job is available and was named as the favourite to replace Little within hours of his departure.
Wright signed a new two year deal at the Deva Stadium though and a statement on City’s website put an end to the speculation.
“In the light of events close to home, we can confirm that Mark Wright has put pen to paper today and has signed a deal to remain at Chester City for the next two years.
This should now end the speculation about where Mark Wright’s future lies and the speculation beginning to emerge that links him with other clubs.”
(source: Chester City official website)