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Last Updated: Sunday, 5 February 2006, 13:54 GMT
Newell admits to Leicester talks
By Chris Bevan and Sarah Holt

Luton boss Mike Newell
Luton are keen for Newell to stay at the club
Luton manager Mike Newell has admitted having talks with Leicester about their vacant manager's job - but says they have yet to offer him the positon.

Newell told BBC Sport: "Leicester approached Luton and asked to speak to me which they have done.

"There is no situation. I have not been offered the job. Unless that happens I have got nothing to think about.

"If they did I would have to think about it but I am happy here and enjoying the job."

Leicester chairman Jim McCahill told BBC Sport that the Foxes are still "some way" from finding a replacement for sacked manager Craig Levein.

Burnley boss Steve Cotterill has turned down an approach from Leicester while Preston did likewise when their manager Billy Davies was targeted.

Notts County manager Gudjon Thordarson, QPR boss Ian Holloway have all been linked with the post, as well as Newell.

Newell is the latest name to be considered for the post but insists that Luton are reluctant to let him go.

He said: "The Luton chairman wants me to stay and I'm not considering going yet until something comes up that I would consider leaving for.

McCahill has also indicated that caretaker boss Rob Kelly will continue at the helm for the remainder of the season.

He said: "We mustn't forget Rob Kelly is doing a good job.

"We've not ruled him out continuing to the end of the season with extra support from an experienced coach or manager.

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