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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 August 2007, 13:15 GMT 14:15 UK
Allen dismisses Foxes rift rumour
Martin Allen
Allen managed Barnet, Brentford and MK Dons before Leicester
Leicester manager Martin Allen has called speculation that his job is under threat because of a rift with chairman Milan Mandaric "rubbish".

Reports suggested Glenn Roeder was being lined up by Mandaric to replace Allen only three games into the season.

But Allen told the Leicester Mercury: "People start rumours and try to invent stories and it's just more rubbish.

"After a defeat, a win and a draw that made me laugh. There has been innuendo and untruths, which are out of order."

Allen arrived at Leicester from MK Dons in May for his first stint at Championship management.

However, the 42-year-old former Brentford boss is determined not to be intimidated by the increased spotlight on his results.

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"I suppose when you are in the heat of the kitchen, a bigger kitchen than I have been used to, these things happen," said Allen.

"Speculation never puts a dampener on anything I have ever done at my other clubs.

"Now, with speculation rife, it makes me smile, it doesn't make me upset or worried. I just love coming to work every day.

"It doesn't hurt me at all, it just makes me stronger."



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