Barnsley manager Keith Hill says suggestions that he had sought reassurances that he was safe in his job were ‘disrespectful’ and that he wants Cryne to stay as owner.
National newspaper reports have suggested that their is a bidding war ongoing between several potential buyers and that both groups would replace Hill if they bought the club.
The Chronicle understands that there are no plans to change the manager and only one party is interested in buying the club. But Hill says such rumours can be disruptive and says the Reds should be careful of not going down the same route as Watford who were recently bought by an Italian consortium.
Hill said: “Patrick Cryne and his family deserve a lot of credit for the position the club is in. The same goes for the directors Don Rowing and Barry Taylor. I would encourage Patrick to reap rewards of all his hard work and stay on as chairman rather than selling.
“I do not need to be reassured of my job. I have a superb relationship with Patrick.Speculation of that nature can be quite disruptive to what we are trying to do at the football club. We are trying to make progress but there are hand grenades being thrown.
“We have seen what has happened at Watford. Sean Dyche is a very, very close friend of mine and he was doing a fantastic job there. The new owners probably didn’t know who he was and sacked him.”