Caretaker boss Keith Millen has said that he will not be applying for the vacant manager's job at Bristol City.
Millen was placed in caretaker charge after the departure of Brian Tinnion, who he had served as assistant boss.
But Millen told City's website: "Although I am caretaker, I don't see myself as a replacement for Brian.
"I want to stay at the club and if someone is brought in as manager who can pass on his experience to me, I will gain from it."
Chairman Steve Lansdown had earlier insisted that the club would not rush to appoint a successor to Tinnion.
Lansdown told the Evening Post: "We're going to advertise for applications and we'll see what comes along, and that includes Keith.
"There is no time limit, but hopefully we'll be in a shortlist situation in a couple of weeks' time.
"This is an opportunity to look at all aspects of the club and the way it is run.
"The mere fact that it's out in the public domain will generate interest in the job.
"We're obviously looking around to see who might be appropriate, but we'll see who applies and go from there."