Dewsbury Rams chairman Mark Sawyer has rejected an approach from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for permission to speak to the Rams’ Head Coach Glenn Morrison.
Dewsbury Chairman Mark Sawyer has issued a statement explaining why he has refused permission to the Wildcats.
“Michael Carter, the Wakefield Wildcats Chairman, contacted me on Tuesday to ask for permission to speak to Glenn Morrison,” said Sawyer.
“I can understand his interest but I declined his request, having decided it just wasn’t the right time for Dewsbury to make change.
“I didn’t speak to Glenn before making the decision but spoke to him straight after and he understands the situation.
“He has aspirations to be a Super League coach but we’ve got an outside chance of making the top four, so It just want the right time to allow the coach to go.
“Wakefield have a battle on their hands to stay up and I wish them all the best, but we have our own challenge and objectives for the season.
“I can also confirm that Glenn was approached for another job prior to this.
“The club would have received significant compensation for that but he decided not to take the offer.
“But this is first time a Super League club has been interested in Glenn’s services.
“And whilst Michael Carter was keen to speak to Glenn, there was no mention of a formal offer so no guarantee of a job.
“Michael understood our stance and confirmed he won’t be looking to approach Glenn directly which I appreciate.
“I have no problem with people phoning up and doing things right way, like Michael has this week, but, on this occasion, it had to be a no.”
Morrison takes his players to the Summer Bash in Blackpool on Sunday, where they will face Batley Bulldogs, kicking off at 12:45pm.