COLERAINE FC, with considerable disappointment, have read the comments attributed to Crusaders FC Manager in relation to the proposed transfer of our player Jamie McGonigle…
Coleraine FC have at all times conducted any proposed transfer in a confidential and private manner and expected Crusders FC to do likewise.
At no point during this present process have Coleraine FC formally confirmed to Crusaders FC they have accepted an offer for our player. It was only right that with the recent appointment of Oran Kearney as our manager he was given the opportunity to consider the playing staff and any proposed transfers.
We would prefer to address the proposals privately and not in the public media.
Commenting Colin McKendry, Chairman of Coleraine FC, said: I was dealing with this as per normal protocol and will be expressing my displeasure privately to the Board of Crusaders FC.
“We will not be bounced into a decision by the use of the media and any player transfer in or out of this club will be agreed by the Board of Directors in conjunction with Oran and for the benefit of the club.”