Wild horses won't drag me away - Lennie Lawrence.

Last updated : 25 June 2002 By Michael Morris
City boss Lennie Lawrence has pledged himself to Cardiff City. Lawrence spoke to the Echo while he is still on holiday.

"Wild horses won't drag me away from Ninian Park. Cardiff City is the most exciting club to be at right now. I can't think of a better place to be."

The comments come after a Sunday newspaper claimed that Sheffield United could be about to offer Lennie a three year deal which would see him succeed Neil Warnock at Bramall Lane. The paper speculated that Lennie will be given a £150,000 promotion bonus by Sam as well as a £50,000pa pay rise. Lennie's contract runs out at the end of this month and Sam is said to be keen to offer the incentives for Lennie to take City to Div 1.

When asked about the claims Lennie said

"I'm not interest in joining Sheffield United, but the bonus sounds fine."

Lawrence took City to within 1 point of automatic promotion and with 1 minute of a Millennium Stadium play off final with a superb end of season run in. Lennie's team completed the regulation season unbeaten under his control and it was only a 90th minute goal at Ninian Park that stopped City from getting into the play off final. Stoke went on to win in extra time and the rest is history. They are in Division 1 and we will try to get there this season coming.