Latest: Ryan denies Rovers’ claim he will remain a director

John Ryan insists he is no longer a director at Rovers.
John Ryan insists he is no longer a director at Rovers.
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John Ryan has strongly denied claims from Doncaster Rovers that he will remain as a director of the club following his resignation as chairman.

Rovers have issued a statement claiming Ryan is still a director and “very much involved with the club’s activities moving forward”.

But a frustrated Ryan confirmed to the Free Press that he will no longer be involved with the club on any level other than that of a supporter.

He said: “I am resigning as a director of the club.

“I can only assume I didn’t make that clear when I handed in my resignation.

“But I certainly did so when I spoke to the press after the game at Barnsley.

“The statement on the club website is completely incorrect as I am not involved any more with the club’s activites moving forward or anything to do with the future of the club.

“As I said at the press conference, it’s the end of the road for me.”

Ryan told the press following the clash with Barnsley that he was “done completely” with the club but would continue to support the team.

Rovers’ official statement, issued on Tuesday afternoon, read: “Doncaster Rovers are going through a period of heightened media exposure due to the resignation of John Ryan as chairman.

“The club are aware that many fans have questions regarding the activities of the club moving forward.

“The club are happy to confirm that John Ryan remains a Director of Doncaster Rovers and is very much involved with the club’s activities moving forward.

“We can also confirm that John and the other shareholders remain committed to finding the best possible future for Doncaster Rovers.”