No contact from Plymouth Argyle for former Shrewsbury Town defender

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Former Shrewsbury Town defender and current Bristol Rovers boss Graham Coughlan has revealed he has no contact from Plymouth Argyle.

The 44-year-old has been installed as an early favourite to replace Derek Adams at Home Park; after the former Championship side were relegated to the fourth tier of English football.

Coughlan is currently in charge of Bristol Rovers. Appointed initially on a caretaker basis, the former Blackburn defender, has steadied the Pirates ship; winning 11 of his 28 games in charge.

The link is understandable. Coughlan made 193 appearances for Plymouth in a four-year spell from 2001/2005.

The popular former defender who featured 89 times for Shrewsbury told BBC Radio Bristol: “I don’t know much about it, and I haven’t been thinking about it to be honest.

“I don’t have an ego, so I do find the attention and the headlines a little bit uncomfortable. I would love it if the limelight was on the players (at Rovers) and the positivity that they have created at the club, and other sources at the club – the groundstaff, the young kids who made their debuts this year.

“I don’t want to distract from the players’ achievements. I don’t want the limelight or any of that attention. I’m not built like that, that isn’t me.

“To clarify, I won’t skip the subject, but there has been no contact from Plymouth to me or to the football club. And we haven’t contacted Plymouth from our end.”

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