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U's chairman considers his future

George Rolls
Rolls has been urged to leave by supporters' trust CFU

Cambridge United chairman George Rolls has yet to decide whether he will leave the club following the resignation of manager Martin Ling.

Ling quit just nine days into his tenure citing irreconcilable differences with the chairman.

Regarding his future, Rolls told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I haven't fully decided on that yet. I would stand down but only on certain conditions.

"I wouldn't want to leave the club without the backing of the board."

Rolls was left to defend himself after supporters' trust Cambridge Fans United released a statement saying: "Following the resignation of Martin Ling as manager of Cambridge United... the trust will be asking George to stand down in his role as chairman."

Rolls appears to be at loggerheads with club director and major shareholder Paul Barrie, who is based in the United States.

Rolls said: "Paul Barry has put people in place who have allowed us to sail close to the wind. When I joined as a director the club could have been very close to going in to administration again last year.

"I don't know why Paul Barry from 6,000 miles away feels the need to let that happen to the club."

Barry has been unavailable for comment.

The U's are set to go into this weekend's Blue Square Premier opener against Barrow without a manager.



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