Daish: It's out of my hands - Exit rumours will be settled bu MyFC owners
PUBLISHED: 11:48 26 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:34 23 August 2010
LIAM Daish has distanced himself from his post-match comments in the aftermath of Saturday s FA Trophy exit, insisting the media reaction was over the top. Ebbsfleet s 1-0 defeat to Stevenage Borough saw Daish s men go out 4-2 on aggregate at the semi-fi
LIAM Daish has distanced himself from his post-match comments in the aftermath of Saturday's FA Trophy exit, insisting the media reaction was over the top.
Ebbsfleet's 1-0 defeat to Stevenage Borough saw Daish's men go out 4-2 on aggregate at the semi-final stage and relinquish their grasp on silverware won so memorably last May.
The Fleet boss was quoted as saying: "Do people want me here next year?", casting doubts over whether the 40-year-old would still be at the helm beyond this campaign.
But, for Daish, his future can only be decided by the many thousands of MyFootballClub (MyFC) members - an internet society of football fans who pay a £35 annual subscription to make key decisions for the Stonebridge Road outfit - and, in the meantime, he'll just get on with the task at hand.
"The media outlets have picked up on just one thing from a 15-minute interview," the manager insisted.
"I did not make any statements. I was asked what my situation was and how I saw myself at the club next year. I answered it in a way which has an element of truth to it because, with the way the club is run, people have got to decide on a few things, including my situation.
"I answered it as honestly as I could, as I've always done. It was a little bit light-hearted, but the media have made to sound as if I've stood up on a soapbox and made some sort of a statement, which I didn't.
"There are others to speak to about this, because there are 10,000 members involved.
"I can only do what I'm doing, I'm doing it to the best of my ability and my first concern at the moment is getting points on the board and moving further up the league. Then, we'll talk and the rest will take care of itself."
Ebbsfleet's survival in the Blue Square Premier may take precedence in Daish's priority list, yet they first have to navigate a Setanta Shield semi-final against Forest Green Rovers tonight.
A "competitive" approach and team can be expected, despite the Fleet's ongoing relegation fears, in a home tie that could see another run-out for club captain Paul McCarthy, who is on the mend from back and hip complaints.