The Football League Paper - - TFLP - By Joshua Richards

BUR­TON boss Gary Rowett has re­vealed an af­ter­noon spent in A&E with his son in­flu­enced his decision to turn down the Black­pool job.

A pub­lic spat be­tween ‘Pool man­ager Jose Riga and chair­man Karl Oys­ton is build­ing to a crescendo after a tu­mul­tuous sum­mer, with the Tan­ger­ines’ chief re­port­edly ap­proach­ing the 40-year-old for­mer Derby de­fender to take over.

But Rowett said: “It’s very easy to put your own am­bi­tions first, but some­times it’s not just about a job, it’s about mak­ing the right decision based on ev­ery­thing. I’ve got four young chil­dren so it’s im­por­tant to be dad, too.

“On Mon­day, when I heard about the in­ter­est, my lit­tle boy, who has just turned six, came back from a friend’s house and had bro­ken his col­lar­bone, so I spent all af­ter­noon in A&E at the lo­cal hos­pi­tal.

“It’s at times like those you ap­pre­ci­ate be­ing close to your fam­ily.”

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