Bristol Rovers boss Graham Coughlan has left fans stunned after admitting he’s considering his future.
This is despite climbing to fourth in the EFL League One table with a win to prevent Ipswich Town from going four clear of Peterborough who sit third.
He said: “I need to go home and see my wife and kids this evening and spend some time with them [family based in Sheffield].
“I’ve got a decision to make in my own life and my own career and where I’m going. I’m going to make that decision tonight when I go home.
“I don’t know where I can take this football club. I’m going to spend this evening with my wife and kids and see which way I wake up in the morning.
An emotional Graham Coughlan says he’s considering his future at Rovers following today’s victory at Ipswich.
“I’ve got a decision to make in my own life and my own career… I don’t know where I can take this football club, I’ve got decisions to make in my own personal life…” pic.twitter.com/tlAMHNrZfN
— BBC Bristol sport (@bbcbristolsport) December 14, 2019
"How far can we go with the club? How far can we take it? I don't know, I'm emotional at the minute. I'd like to get away from Portman Road this evening and have some time with my wife and kids.
"The opportunity and change is there for the football club to push on. Let's see where it goes and see what happens.
"Look at that fanbase. Look at the players we've got. This is a massive club. This club could potentially be a championship club. That's the frustrating part."
The Gas are going up chants at FT. You absolutely love too see it. Our fanbase was incredible today, non stop signing throughout! The entire team were brilliant. This team is going places. Graham Coughlan masterclass ?? UTG ?⚪️ pic.twitter.com/akipwOV82F
— James♠️ (@JamesUTG) December 14, 2019
He added: "I haven't achieved it. The players have achieved it and the credit goes to the players and the fans for their support.
"I only oversee things, put a few cones down in the week and give them a couple of instructions and encourage them. It's down to the players."
Since replacing Darrell Clarke, who departed the club 12 months ago, Coughlan has won a total of 25 games out of 56 and hasn't spent a penny over two transfer windows.
Bristol Rovers fans were left shocked after boss Graham Coughlan admitted he is considering his future at the club following his side's win at Ipswich - see what they had to say on the next page.