No U-turn on Viana

Last updated : 15 January 2004 By Martyn Elliott

Understandably Sir Bobby is unhappy that Viana saw fit to make his displeasure about his situation public, and if the manager had any thoughts about changing his mind there is no chance of it happening now.

"I've seen him today and I've told him I'm disappointed that he took his outburst to the press," said Sir Bobby.

"I don't think that's quite right - it's old hat anyway.

"I didn't think it was the right thing for a 20-year-old player to do. My answer to Hugo was, it was no. Yesterday, it was no, today it is no and it will be unchanged tomorrow.

"I'm not interested in any texts or faxes or letters or phone calls or any press campaigns as to 'is it yes' or 'is it no'?

"There's only one manager at this club and I think it's me, and we've made a decision that Hugo stays."

Earlier in the season it was Nobby Solano who wasn’t happy about being out of the team and he has found it is possible to play his way back into the team, by making the best of his chances. Viana would do well to keep his head down and aim to do the same thing.