Athletic boss refuses to be drawn on Gerrard future

Date published: 01 August 2018

Athletic boss Frankie Bunn has refused to comment on the future of defender Anthony Gerrard amid reports that the 32-year old has been sacked.

On Monday, the Chronicle reported that the former club captain had been given his marching orders over disciplinary issues, including his use of social media.

Midfielder Jack Byrne is also understood to have been suspended by the club.

However, he was seen at Boundary Park during the team’s open training session on Tuesday.

It’s the future of Gerrard which appears to be concerning sections of the Athletic supporters the most, with sources close to the club confirming that he has been sacked and is eyeing up a possible move to Carlisle United.

Speaking to Revolution96.2 following the open training session, manager Bunn refused to be drawn on the subject.

When asked what information he had regarding the situations surrounding both Gerrard and Byrne, Bunn replied: “Not a lot, that’s been dealt with in house and as soon as we have some information on that we’ll let you know.”

Bunn was then asked about what sort of a loss Gerrard would be to his side, to which the manager replied: “I can’t comment on that.”

The issue, along with more off-field problems involving HMRC, threaten to overshadow the club’s opening stages of the new Football League season, with MK Dons making the trip to Boundary Park for the League Two curtain-raiser on Saturday.

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