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McGovern Exit Sparks Owls Bust-Up?

Jon-Paul McGovern's exit from Hillsborough this week has caused a bust-up between Owls boss Paul Sturrock and chairman Dave Allen according to reports.

The Owls called time on the former Celtic winger's stay at Hillsborough this week by refusing to offer him a new deal at the club - despite winning the player of the season award in 2004/2005 and recovering from a long-term injury.

Sturrock told the Daily Mirror: 'It is a killer for me because he has been a fantastic servant for the club. It must also be a real kick in the teeth for the lad because he has been a model professional.'

Sturrock admitted his board room meeting with Allen and his fellow directors become heated last week as they thrashed out McGovern's future, but also stated that these meetings happen up and down the country on a daily basis.

The Owls chairman responded to the reports - which were also in the Yorkshire Post and Sheffield Star - by putting the reason for McGovern's departure down to medical advice.

He told the official SWFC site: 'The club could not offer Jon-Paul a contract due to the medical advice we received. There was no other reason for this decision.'




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 6 2006

Time: 10:44AM

Your Comments

Allen's a t*t anyway. I carnt stand him! ALLEN OUT !
_natalie_
Sorry but got to back KPS on this, JP should have been kept and given the chance, Chairmen hire managers and should let them manage, costrain them within finanacial limits yes but they should manage footballing matters, bring back JP as they did Adamson and let King Paul do his job.
robc
you shouldnt of let him go i think hes a top player
jono_forest
" whens burton going to watford?- i believe the deals done"
millers4eva
" lol-good old days back at swillsbrough"
millers4eva
good old days indeed, same in the Championship, looking good for next season and on the up for the first time in years. wish I could say the same about rotherham!
newman87
Burton going to Watford? :D Brilliant. Im gonna wait and see if who and how many players we sign before I start getting on the boards back. We cant have a repeat of last summer!
welshyowl
 

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