BLACKWELL: I WAS LIED TO BY BURY
Sky pundit Neville paying players as cash runs out
no right not to tell you what’s actually going on.”
Being at financially troubled clubs is not new for Blackwell, who was boss at both Leeds and Luton. But the former goalkeeper says he wants a crack at a club with sound foundations.
“Just because I’m good at finances, people keep pulling me in. I seem to make major cuts and savings and it frustrates me,” added Blackwell.
“Players get sold whenever I’m on the verge of building something. I just hope my next job will be right.
“I’ve made £500,000 of savings from players’ wages in the past six months, but there’s been no progress and it’s worrying – not just for me but for people who have been working here for 25 or 30 years.
“The situation is probably the most dire I have ever seen. What’s been happening on the pitch has not been the most important thing really, trying to save the club has.
“We’ve been playing with the same 11 players for the past few months. We’ve not filled the bench at times – we only had 13 players on Tuesday against Scunthorpe. I’ve tried to take as much pressure off the players as possible, but the likes of the PFA and Gary Neville have helped pay their wages – the club is right on the edge.”
Bury were not available for comment last night.