Lenagan: no Coventry approach for Oxford United boss

OXFORD United have not received an official approach from Coventry City to talk to manager Chris Wilder.

Odds on the U's boss taking over at the Ricoh Arena have been slashed over the last 24 hours, fuelling speculation about Wilder succeeding Andy Thorn.

But this morning United owner and chairman Ian Lenagan told the Oxford Mail no contact had been made from the League One club.

He said: "I have not been approached by Coventry City and Chris Wilder has not been approached by anybody.

"So at the current moment there's no substance in the rumours, but obviously that can change from day-to-day."

Wilder, who last week admitted the rumours were a "compliment", wanted to make it clear this afternoon the attention would not prove a distraction ahead of Wednesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie against rivals Swindon Town.

"No, not at all - it's a local derby at our place and it will be a difficult one," he said.

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12:03pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Unitedwestand81 says...

Saying it can change day by day sounds a little like he thinks it might.....
Saying it can change day by day sounds a little like he thinks it might..... Unitedwestand81

4:22pm Mon 3 Sep 12

OxRoxBox says...

Harry Rednapp's free!

Come on Chris do Swindon . . . AGAIN!!!
Harry Rednapp's free! Come on Chris do Swindon . . . AGAIN!!! OxRoxBox

4:48pm Mon 3 Sep 12

thame-yellow says...

and he never says he would not go !!!
and he never says he would not go !!! thame-yellow

5:11pm Mon 3 Sep 12

BigOx22 says...

Lets face it if he goes he goes. We will just have to make sure we get someone decent in to do the Job. Someone who knows the club, fans and aims. Ex players maybe? Andy Scott? Jim Magilton? Both are free!
Lets face it if he goes he goes. We will just have to make sure we get someone decent in to do the Job. Someone who knows the club, fans and aims. Ex players maybe? Andy Scott? Jim Magilton? Both are free! BigOx22

5:46pm Mon 3 Sep 12

karatavuk says...

No ex players.

No. Please God no ex players!
No ex players. No. Please God no ex players! karatavuk

6:24pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Peter Ryck says...

no ex players please, it does not work it also blemishes the memory of their playing days.
no ex players please, it does not work it also blemishes the memory of their playing days. Peter Ryck

7:01pm Mon 3 Sep 12

LOCKY75 says...

paul ince would be my favourite
paul ince would be my favourite LOCKY75

7:42pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Joe1 says...

Typical Cat & Mouse game. Just get it soughted, it can mess up our entire Season.

"COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
Typical Cat & Mouse game. Just get it soughted, it can mess up our entire Season. "COME ON YOU YELLOWS" Joe1

7:57pm Mon 3 Sep 12

karatavuk says...

If you want to leave take good care,
Hope you find a lot of nice things to wear
Then a lot of nice things turn bad out there.
If you want to leave take good care, Hope you find a lot of nice things to wear Then a lot of nice things turn bad out there. karatavuk

8:46pm Mon 3 Sep 12

AylesburyOx says...

No ex-players or those on the managerial merry-go-round.

Paul Tisdale should be our first, best and only choice.
No ex-players or those on the managerial merry-go-round. Paul Tisdale should be our first, best and only choice. AylesburyOx

9:08pm Mon 3 Sep 12

karatavuk says...

We climbed so high
Never goin' to die
We climbed so high Never goin' to die karatavuk

8:32am Tue 4 Sep 12

CamView says...

What about the bloke that sits behind Chris Wilder (who upsets him). He clearly knows much more about football than Chris does. He would be my first choice. Nothing wrong with hoofing it up the middle according to this guy.
What about the bloke that sits behind Chris Wilder (who upsets him). He clearly knows much more about football than Chris does. He would be my first choice. Nothing wrong with hoofing it up the middle according to this guy. CamView

9:08am Tue 4 Sep 12

LeGod says...

I see on the Oxford forum you have this obsession with our club as weekly you are posting comments on there about the goings on at our club and only a couple of weeks ago saying what a great job Di Canio had done and now because of our game last week end calling him all sorts of names.

You Oxford fans need to realise Di Canio is a winner he puts pride in what he does and expects 100% comittment every game if you dont he pulls you off.

As for your club i've got no interest what goes on or off the pitch at Oxford we dont write posts every week as we dont give a toss about your small little club

So just to remind you lot:

We won L2 last season - EASILY
Di Canio won manager of the Year
Matt Ritchie player of the year
Final of JPT

With all due respect to Wilder he is a lower league manager and there he will stay.

FOREVER IN OUR SHADOW
I see on the Oxford forum you have this obsession with our club as weekly you are posting comments on there about the goings on at our club and only a couple of weeks ago saying what a great job Di Canio had done and now because of our game last week end calling him all sorts of names. You Oxford fans need to realise Di Canio is a winner he puts pride in what he does and expects 100% comittment every game if you dont he pulls you off. As for your club i've got no interest what goes on or off the pitch at Oxford we dont write posts every week as we dont give a toss about your small little club So just to remind you lot: We won L2 last season - EASILY Di Canio won manager of the Year Matt Ritchie player of the year Final of JPT With all due respect to Wilder he is a lower league manager and there he will stay. FOREVER IN OUR SHADOW LeGod

9:52am Tue 4 Sep 12

jontyg says...

Apologies to all Oxford fans regarding LeGobs comments. Not all of us share his opinions. Looking forward to the game tomorrow night and hope it's a close one. Having relatives in Oxford and Swindon puts me in an awkward position. Keep it clean and fight fairly!!
Apologies to all Oxford fans regarding LeGobs comments. Not all of us share his opinions. Looking forward to the game tomorrow night and hope it's a close one. Having relatives in Oxford and Swindon puts me in an awkward position. Keep it clean and fight fairly!! jontyg

10:14am Tue 4 Sep 12

BigOx22 says...

LOCKY75 wrote:
paul ince would be my favourite
I mentioned Paul Ince on another page and got stick for it. He won league 2 with MK Dons, won the JPT the same season. I only want promotion so he could be a good choice I agree. We havn't got the money to trying to buy out managers as much as people would like Tisdale he would cost us!
[quote][p][bold]LOCKY75[/bold] wrote: paul ince would be my favourite[/p][/quote]I mentioned Paul Ince on another page and got stick for it. He won league 2 with MK Dons, won the JPT the same season. I only want promotion so he could be a good choice I agree. We havn't got the money to trying to buy out managers as much as people would like Tisdale he would cost us! BigOx22

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