Accrington boss John Coleman eyed Bradford City role
Coleman has been in charge of Accrington for over 500 games
Accrington boss John Coleman says he would have been interested in speaking to Bradford City about the vacant managerial position at Valley Parade.
Accrington granted City permission to talk to Coleman, however compensation appears to have been a stumbling block.
He told BBC Radio Lancashire: "For my own personal ambition I'd have had to be interested because it's a vehicle you could take further than Accrington.
"But I still love my job here and that hasn't changed one bit."
The Liverpool-born boss added: "As it stands now the club [Accrington] did give me permission to speak to Bradford but the compensation they wanted is too great for Bradford to pay if they decided they wanted to, or if I interviewed and I interviewed well enough for them to offer me the job.
"It's the nature of football isn't it? You sign a contract in good faith and deal with it as it comes. The club were well within their rights to ask for whatever compensation they want.
They're a city club and city clubs generally have bigger followings
Accrington manager John Coleman
"But I haven't been interviewed and it doesn't look like I will."
Bradford are six places worse off than Accrington in League Two and are currently languishing just seven points above the drop zone.
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