Newport County boss Michael Flynn has been speaking publicly for the first time since his name became linked with the vacant Lincoln City managerial position as reported by the South Wales Argus.
Flynn’s odds for the job have drifted recently following the emergence of Gareth Ainsworth as the bookies favourite, and the thirty-eight-year-old further dampened speculation by insisting there’s been no contact from the League One high-flyers and his full focus was on the Exiles League Two game at Northampton tomorrow.
‘As far as I know, no. All I’m concentrating on is Northampton.’ he said when asked if the Imps had approached Newport before adding ‘It’s always flattering (to be linked with other jobs), and it does show that you’re doing things right.’
Flynn took over at Rodney Parade in March 2016 and successfully led the Exiles to League Two safety despite being eleven points adrift when he took his seat behind the manager’s desk. During his three and a half years at the club, Newport have enjoyed some excellent cup runs, and last season they just missed out on League Two promotion, losing the play-off final to Tranmere Rovers at Wembley in the final minute of extra time.
They have started the 2019/20 campaign in grand style remaining unbeaten in their first seven games. They currently sit second in the table and haven’t conceded a goal in their last six league outings.
Dare I say some of these answers sounded very similar to the answers Danny Cowley gave when speculation over his future was rife.
Experience has taught us here at the Real Efl that everything any manager says in a press conference regarding their future should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Let’s face it, they are in a no-win situation, and everything they say is analysed, misconstrued and often taken out of context.
Supporters who pour over every word for clues will drive themselves mad, and the best thing fans of the Exiles and Imps can do is concentrate on getting behind their respective teams tomorrow.
I know, easier said than done.