Gulls cool rumours of Buckle move

Torquay United have moved to quell rumours that League One club Bristol Rovers have made an approach for their manager Paul Buckle.The 40-year-old has recently been linked with a move to Rovers, who have been without a permanent boss since sacking Paul Trollope in December.

Torquay chairman Simon Baker told BBC Devon: "I have had no approach from any football club for Paul Buckle.

"It's no surprise there's speculation but no-one has rang me at all."

Buckle, who had already distanced himself from a move to Bristol last month, echoed the comments of his chairman by saying he had received "no approach from Bristol Rovers," but admitted he does possess an ambitious streak.

"I'm massively ambitious of course I am, and you can see that in the way that my teams play," he said.

"I want to manage at the very top - that's where I want to manage.

"If the opportunity comes up then there's a question to be asked, but as we speak nobody has spoken to me about Bristol Rovers from my football club and until they do there won't be anything to be answered."

Buckle took the top job at Plainmoor in 2007, taking the Gulls back into League Two via the play-offs in 2009.

Source: BBC Sport