RUDY FUNK: Plenty still to achieve at Boro

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In this week’s column I just want to say a few words on the approach our club received from AFC Mansfield for my services.

Mansfield came in for me legally so I thought it was only right for me to talk to them and explain my situation.

I am happy at Boro and I think there is so much more to come at this club, because of that I would find it very hard to leave.

Of course I had to think about it because their ground is eight miles away from my home and they have a fantastic set-up.

The travelling can be hard for me, the other night I didn’t get back home until 1.30am, but that is just part and parcel of the job.

My chairman and my board have been terrific, as well as the players and the staff at Scarborough Athletic.

You only have to look at the fans as well, they are true, genuine people.

When I weighed everything up, there was only going to be one outcome.

Former Scarborough FC manager Russell Slade has been in a similar situation this week, but his club Leyton Orient have refused Cardiff City’s approach.

I believe that if everything is done above board then managers should be given the freedom to talk to whoever you want.

If Russell still wants to be a part of Leyton Orient then he will talk to them and come back.

At the moment it seems that he is being tied down by a piece of paper, which isn’t an ideal situation.