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Souness Rules Out Burnley Switch

Souness Rules Out Burnley Switch

Former Blackburn Rovers manager Graeme Souness has ruled out the possibility of taking over bitter rivals Burnley.

Souness, out of work since he was sacked by Newcastle United (who he left Rovers for) had been strongly linked with the Burnley job (as well as the vacant position with Wigan Athletic, as he was Bolton Wanderers and takeover bids at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton), but he has declared that his history with Rovers would prove too much of a stumbling block, and is not going to be taking any job unless it appeals to him (which clearly this didn't!!!) so has declared himself out of the running to take over from Steve Cotterill.

Souness told the Lancashire Telegraph: "That would be an impossible job for me to do because of my Blackburn connections.

"I've been linked with a lot of jobs recently but I'm busy with other things.

"Unless something really excites me, I won't be making a comeback

Such a shame, Burnley's search will now have to continue. However, former Rovers striker Mike Newell has also been linked with the job and IS understood to be much keener than Souness was to take over at Turf Moor.


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Date:Wednesday November 14 2007
Time: 6:41PM


I might not have been Souness' biggest fan (however, you can't doubt the good he did here as well!) but good on the guy for saying no here, wins a few extra points from me lol!
Hughes Da Man
14/11/2007 18:43:00
surely a Blackburn / Burnley rivalry wouldn't keep him out of a job?
14/11/2007 19:20:00
yeah he has gone up in my estimation... funny people remember the bad things about the Souness reign but not the good....
14/11/2007 19:21:00
and merlin... oh yes it would.
14/11/2007 19:55:00
Lollllll ah merlin, even i no about the rivalry lol, those inbreds...... anyways I did like Souness. Apart from his dust up with Dunny, Souness brought us back in the league, won the cup, and signed a few quality players ( lets forget about grabbi and oestanstad lol). Poor old Egil, i still remember him missing an open goal against Man U
14/11/2007 21:28:00
fair play nd id say anyway as soon as the ***** hit the fan the fans would turn on him anyway as id say they wouldnt exaxtly welcome him with open arms!
durks de rover
14/11/2007 22:41:00
it wouoldnt exactly be a marriage made in Heaven would it!?!?! sas dont bring up Grabbi... you already runied my day lol!!!!
15/11/2007 09:19:00
MikeyGamst - Fair point dude, there was A LOT of bad about Souness' reign, but he also got us back to the Premiership and into Europe and won the Worthington Cup didn't he. He's not my favourte person by anymeans, but he deserves credtit as well, more so for telling Burnley where to go lol!
Hughes Da Man
15/11/2007 11:31:00
Anyone who tells them where to go are good in my books!!!! lol
15/11/2007 11:32:00
I don't think he wanted the job and was using the Blackburn connection as an excuse rather than saying - they're s**t i'd never take that job! He dropped us like a hot potato when he the glittering job of Newcastle came along... still we've got Hughes now and him leaving led to that - he did do some good!
15/11/2007 13:29:00
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