Chesterfield owner Dave Allen: "I do not accept any criticism at all"

Chesterfield's majority shareholder, Dave Allen spoke to the press for the first time since resigning as chairman in 2016.

In an interview which covered several subjects, Mr Allen admitted he is bitter about his current situation regarding the club, and accepts no responsibility for the club's relegation to the national league.

He said: "I do not accept any criticism at all. If it wasn't for me, there wouldn't even be a stadium there. Managers are responsible for on the pitch."

On recent takeover rumours, Mr. Allen confirmed the club had received offers, but many were insufficient. He commented: "They're not prepared to put their money where their mouth is. I've had one or two derisory offers who quite frankly the lawyer who's put them to Ashley Carson should have had more sense than to put them to him.

"He didn't put them to me directly otherwise he'd have found out what life was all about."

The owner was speaking at the press conference in which Martin Allen was unveiled as the new spireites' boss. You can see his full interview here.

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