Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite has tweeted to deny claims in the Guardian newspaper that Neil Redfearn was offered the Port Vale job.
In a column in Saturday’s edition of the newspaper titled “Paul Pogba and Adnan Januzaj are two sides of the same coin” journalist Daniel Taylor wrote that – “Then there is the story that reached me earlier in the summer about the vacancy for a new Port Vale manager. Neil Redfearn was interviewed and Port Vale, mid-table finishers in League One, liked what they saw. The talks broke down when Redfearn heard the salary was £40,000 a year – less than the kit man might earn at many Premier League clubs.”
However, Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite denies any knowledge of meeting Redfearn or offering him a salary of £40,000.
You know when you are getting old when you cannot recall meeting or offering a Managers job to someone & in turn offering him salary of 40k
— Norman Smurthwaite (@smurfpvfc) August 15, 2016