Coventry City manager Andy Thorn has hit back following comments made by Noel Whelan that he had been "disgustingly" treated after applying for a coaching job at the Sky Blues.
Whelan had offered to coach for £20k a year and had met Steve Waggott who told him he would keep him informed.
But speaking to the CT's Andy Turner, Thorn said: "I am aware of his comments and it is totally unprofessional. We went about things in the right way. We were aware of his interest but I had other options. I know Richard Shaw who is very good and that is the route we went down.
"He'd already spoken to Steve Waggott who would have let him know if an opportunity came up within the club. It was a private conversation that we had and to go public with it is a joke. We won't get rail-roaded into doing anything.
"We don't conduct our business on Twitter or any other social network and for that reason I won't be persuing it."