I've recently resigned, having accepted an offer from another employer.
The new employer requested references. I gave references that were not my current line manager as I felt he wouldn't give the best reference and I didn't want to risk that he would give a less than favourable one.
Since I've resigned, he has now asked me directly who the referees were - should I tell him?
I can't see why he would want to know. One of the them is no longer with the company, so I could decline on that basis, but the other is still with the company.
I think his nose is a bit out of joint that I didn't ask him, maybe I should just say that I gave referees who have known me longer than him, but that might make it worse.