Chairman's future unclear... for the moment

Last updated : 20 April 2002 By Luke Thornhill
Interviewed after today's ultimately fruitless 1-0 win over York City at Glanford Park Wharton refused to reveal details on his future as chairman of the club.

"My position is very clear, but i don't want to go public on that," said Wharton, who stated earlier in the season his intention to step down if promotion wasn't gained this season.

With the club missing out on a playoff spot on goal differance it seems United may be set for their third chairman in a year.

He confirmed that there is a board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, after which the board will make their intentions clear.

Wharton went on though to praise the players for their efforts today, and for most of the season.

"I thought the players were tremendous today, unfortunately two results went against us.

"You end up where you deserve to be, and we're in eighth place unfortunately."

When questioned about the fourteen players out of contract at the end of the season, the businessman in him shone through.

"We've got an opportunity to cut costs, and there's no alternative but to cut these costs," he coneded.

"You've got to cut your cost to suit your income, we shall do our best to retain certainly some of the players.

"I wouldn't say we can keep all of them, but we'll retain some of them."