Reports are out claiming that Former Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has rejected the chance to become League One Oldham Athletic boss, but has not ruled out that possibility for the future.
The Latics are without a boss after Lee Johnson joined Barnsley in February.
“One day I believe I’ll manage Oldham, who are very close to my heart,” he wrote in The Independent. “This was the right job at the wrong time.”
Scholes, whose father also supports Oldham, added: “They are a really good family club who mean a great deal to a lot of people – myself included. I just did not feel this was the right time.
“When I go into management, I want to do so with 100% commitment. At the moment I have a lot of responsibilities and things going on in my life that I cannot simply drop immediately.
“Most importantly I have a young family who need their dad around, having been away a lot during my playing career.
“There was no way, for example, I would ever have tried to combine a coaching job with my work on television.”
He added: “Even as I watched them in the Port Vale game on Tuesday, having made my decision not to take the job, there was part of me that wished I was in the dugout.
“Managing a club like Oldham has to be an all-absorbing, seven-days-a-week commitment. That is how Lee made such a success of it. One day I will be ready to do that.”