Huddersfield Town boss Danny Cowley has voiced his disappointment at new Burnley Chief Executive Neil Hart changing his mind about joining the Terriers.
Hart was appointed at Turf Moor on Wednesday just days after agreeing to join the Championship club from his post at Burnley in the Community.
But he opted out of that move after being offered the equivalent position with the Clarets to replace Dave Baldwin, who is leaving Burnley to join the EFL.
The move prompted an angry reaction from Huddersfield Town chairman Phil Hodgkinson and Cowley, speaking ahead of his side's clash with XX on Saturday, has labelled the situation 'messy.'
"It's pretty obvious his heart isn't in it," Cowley told the Huddersfield Examiner.
"This is not ideal but, for us, we are pleased he has made the decision now because it allows us to move forward.
"The situation has not been ideal - pretty messy for everyone involved - but there isn't too much we can do as a football club.
"We went through the interview process, appointed him, he signed the necessary paperwork and documents and it was released in the media.
"I feel sorry for Phil (chairman Hodgkinson) in all of this, because it's been a pretty difficult opening part to his tenure at this football club, and this is just another issue we have to try and resolve and deal with.
"Ultimately, we have really good people at this football club, we only want people here who are fully committed to Huddersfield Town and, if they are not, we don't want them."