Danny Murphy has ruled himself out of the running for the Fulham job.
The former Cottagers star was heavily linked with the role following Felix Magath’s departure last month.
But Murphy has been included on the Fulham manager search committee, which also features Brian McBride, Niall Quinn, academy director Huw Jennings and season-ticket holder David Daly.
And, speaking on the Colin Murray show, the 37-year-old claims his inclusion on the panel has ended his participation in the race for the Craven Cottage hotseat.
When asked whether anyone in the group can also be up for the job, he told talkSPORT: “No. That was a conversation I had before going onto the panel. That ends that.
“I was disappointed, initially. When I thought about it objectively and I looked at the criteria needed for the Fulham job, I’m not ready for that.
“The fact I’ve been asked to have some sort of input and asked my opinion makes me feel proud, because it means I am valued in some capacity.
“I am in my infancy in terms of coaching. This is a great experience for me and I’m proud to be involved.”
Fulham fans are eager to for an appointment to be made, but Murphy admits it may take more than a month to appoint a new man at Craven Cottage.
“There’s not an exact deadline, but we’re thinking four to five weeks maximum,” he told Colin Murray.
“We will put together a shortlist and you need to get it down to single figures. The owner will have the ultimate say though.”