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Kittrick Wants to Know His Position

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Steve Kittrick says he wants to know in the next week if he is to continue as manager of Blue Square Bet North runners-up Guiseley AFC.

He made the heartfelt plea to the club’s board after his side had lost 1-0 to FC Halifax Town in Tuesday’s West Riding County Cup final.

Kittrick, who has seen his side miss out on promotion and fail in their bid to retain the cup for a third year against their near neighbours, says he is in the dark over the club’s plans.

“I want to know this week what I am doing,” he said.

“Players are asking if I am staying and I don’t know. Nobody has said anything.”

Kittrick, who has been at the club for five and a half years, says he would like to stay.

“Next year if given the opportunity to stay here, and I do want to stay, we can continue to go forward.

“If I get a decent budget or the same budget, I think we can push it on again.

“I have been criticised a little bit because I said in a boardroom meeting that we were going to win the league, and I was criticised because I made that statement.

“It all depends what Guiseley want. If they want to progress again I will be here, if they don’t want to progress I won’t be here.

“They may want a new man with new ideas.”

Looking back at the campiagn he added: “We haven’t had a bad season but we haven’t won anything. It is a progression, but I don’t know if they want to see it like that.”

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