Barrow have confirmed they turned down an approach from AFC Fylde over the weekend for manager Ian Evatt.

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The Coasters are on the hunt for a new manager for the first time in eight years after bringing an end to Dave Challinor’s historic tenure. National League rivals Barrow have confirmed this morning that an approach was made for Evatt, which was turned down.

Chairman Paul Hornby has had the following to say:

“Barrow AFC can confirm that over the weekend we received an approach from AFC Fylde for our manager Ian Evatt. The offer was rejected by the club and after speaking with Ian, he is 100 percent committed to Barrow.

“Ian is extremely loyal and honest and would like to put on record he had no interest in speaking with Fylde. Ian and his team have worked extremely hard over the last 15 months to get us in this position and in doing so has assembled a great group of players.

“He has the unequivocal support of the board and we all believe we can achieve great success this year. The numbers coming through the turnstiles has massively encouraged the club as a whole, so let’s now turn our attention to the FA Cup on Saturday and support our manager and his team.”

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