Asked directly about the issue in his morning press conference he said he dealt with it the same way as he does most things in the game – by not listening!
He added: “It’s not my desire to listen to praise or criticism. I like to be professional and work with the people within the football club to try and get the best out of them. I hear things but I don’t take any notice of it. ”
And he claims to be unconcerned “that ” X, Y and Z is being linked with his job” adding: “There was speculation last season same as this season, I think there always will be. It seems to me it occurs if and when you get a bad result.”