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Parry doesn't expect to keep top job

PUBLISHED: 06:57 16 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:16 06 July 2010

Tranmere Rovers caretaker boss Les Parry provided some light relief after another difficult day for his team.

Parry has been in charge since John Barnes was axed last month, promoted from his job as club physio and asked to keep the team's heads above water - while his chairman was out looking for a replacement.

Tranmere Rovers caretaker boss Les Parry provided some light relief after another difficult day for his team.

Parry has been in charge since John Barnes was axed last month, promoted from his job as club physio and asked to keep the team's heads above water - while his chairman was out looking for a replacement.

And even he admits his CV - four defeats in five League One games - doesn't read well.

But at least Parry, who three years ago released a Christmas single called 'I'm Les, the White Legs Parry' - “it either has to be brilliant or rubbish so I chose rubbish” - takes it all in his stride.

“I am definitely going to be in charge on Tuesday - well, I was - against Leyton Orient in the FA Cup,” said the 49-year-old.

“And then we will see from there. The chairman has been interviewing for a number of weeks now. He is obviously looking for somebody better than me, which shouldn't be very hard, but he has found it difficult and if he finds somebody better than me I will welcome them with open arms because I just want Tranmere to start winning games and move up the league.

“I have given the club 20 years of my life and that's my number one aim.

“Saying that I believe that if I got the job full time we could turn a corner and we could turn those performances into wins.”

As for the penalty which put City ahead, Parry politely disagreed with referee Darren Deadman's call.

“I have to be a little bit careful what I say about the referee because I'm still on a physio's wage and if I get done a week's wages by the FA my kids won't eat for two weeks,” he said.

“We never got the rub of the green off the referee all day.

“He booked our players and there were cynical fouls in the second half there. Ian Goodison was tripped from behind and Ryan Fraughan was flattened and he never booked their players. I am not wanting to see their players booked, I just want a bit of parity really.”


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