BUXTON Football Club boss Martin McIntosh has set the record straight on speculation linking him to the managerial vacancy at struggling Blue Square Bet Premier side Stockport County.
McIntosh, who made over 100 appearances for the Hatters as a player, is among the names being linked on forums and social media sites to the Edgeley Park hot-seat, following the sacking of Jim Gannon on Tuesday.
But in a post on Twitter on Friday, McIntosh said: “I have not put in a CV to Stockport County as I am under contract at Buxton FC. Buxton gave me a job when I never had one.”
He later told the Advertiser: “Obviously there’s been a lot of speculation, but I’ve not heard anything, from Buxton or Stockport.
“I wouldn’t apply for the job because I’ve got a job at Buxton. I am under contract and I respect that.”
The ex-Worksop Town manager joined Buxton in February 2012, when the club was facing relegation from the Evo-Stik Premier Division. His arrival prompted an immediate upturn in fortunes, and a run of ten wins in 14 matches saw the Silverlands side pull off a great escape to eventually finish the season in 13th place. A 1-0 victory over a Derby County XI also saw the Bucks lift the Derbyshire Senior Cup.
This season, after good runs in both the FA Cup and the FA Carlsberg Trophy, McIntosh has guided Buxton to the edge of the playoff places, and they are currently undefeated in their last eight league games.
“I was out of work and I had no football job and Buxton gave me that opportunity,” added McIntosh. “It’s nice to be linked to the (Stockport) job because it is saying you are doing something right, but things are stable at the moment.
“I’ve still got a job to do, and the people at Buxton have been really great with me, from the board and the players right down to the fans. I’ve got to respect that.”