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Monday, 20 May, 2002, 13:42 GMT 14:42 UK
Richmond denies quit talk
Richmond said he is not in the correct state of mind to make decisions about his future
Richmond is focused on securing Bradford's future
Geoffrey Richmond has dismissed reports that he has left his position as chairman of troubled Bradford City.

A report over the weekend said Richmond had quit at Valley Parade in the wake of the club being placed into administration.

But Richmond has said that he is still considering his options.

"My position is exactly the same as it was when I spoke to the supporters on Thursday," Richmond told the Telegraph and Argus newspaper.

"I need time and space to think about the future but I have not come to any decision.

"In no way, shape or form am I in the right frame of mind to decide anything yet. And that should not imply that I will carry on or that I won't.

"The only important thing here is that Bradford City survive and carry on as a First Division club."

PFA talks

Meanwhile, the Professional Footballer's Association described talks on Monday with Bradford's administrators as "fruitful".

The parties met in Manchester after the First Division Club's financial plight came to light last week.

Administrators' Kroll Buchler and Phillips are looking to cut costs with Bradford 13m in debt.

They have suggested that players contracts could be torn up - a statement which has alarmed the PFA.

Assistant chief executive Mick McGuire said: "The talks were fruitful, there was no animosity between us.

"It is early days and we want to help.

"Every administrator's stance when it comes to cutting costs is to target player's contracts.

"We made it clear to them where we are coming from and that we expect all contracts to be upheld."

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