Paul Carden appears to have ruled himself out of the running to take over at Chester.
Manager Jon McCarthy was sacked by the Vanarama National League club following defeat to Solihull Moors on Tuesday night.
The loss leaves Chester fourth from bottom of the table and struggling for form. The club haven’t won in 14 home matches, leaving fans asking for change.
Linked with the job is Carden, in charge at Warrington of the Evo-Stik NPL, and former Chester player Gary Brabin.
But it doesn’t seem like the Blues former captain Carden is keen to talk.
Under contract at the Yellows, he has already spoken about the club’s ambition for the years ahead.
Not that I know of mate – just been sorting training for tomorrow night with Bees – we've got a big game Sat 👍🏻
— Paul Carden (@paulcardy4) September 6, 2017
He has taken to twitter to confirm his commitment to the club – so it looks like Chester may have to look elsewhere.
The club’s statement yesterday read: “The Club would like to place on record their sincere thanks to Jon, a thoroughly decent man who could not have worked harder to try and deliver success – and could not have shown more commitment to the Community and the Club.
“Tom Shaw, Dave Felgate and Calum McIntyre have been asked to prepare the team for the forthcoming fixtures – we ask everybody who can to get down to the Swansway Chester Stadium and get behind the staff and players this weekend as we seek to reverse our fortunes at home.”