London, Sept.26 : Former England football coach Terry Venables turned down the role of caretaker manager at Newcastle because it was only for the short term.
"Newcastle United means too much to too many people to take the job on a short-term basis. It demands total commitment and dedication from a manager prepared to throw himself heart and soul into the club," The Sun quoted Venables, as saying.
"I was ready and willing to give it a real go. But all they could guarantee was I'd be in a job until Mike Ashley sells the club - whenever that might be," he added.