Birmingham's former world super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall has ruled himself out of the running to succeed Terry Edwards as Great Britain's amateur head coach.
It emerged over the weekend that 65-year-old Edwards, who led his team to their most successful Olympics in 56 years in Beijing last summer and was awarded the MBE last month, will not have his contract renewed by the British Amateur Boxing Association.
Despite his success Edwards' position has become increasingly untenable and the appointment last month of 67-year-old Kevin Hickey as performance director indicated his time was up.
Edwards would not comment on the development but it is understood he was told last week by Derek Mapp, head of the new British Amateur Boxing Association, that he will not secure a contract extension in March.
Edwards will be replaced on a temporary basis by former England head coach Kelvin Travis but it was believed Mapp has produced a shortlist of possible full-time replacements to work under Hickey, with Woodhall reportedly heading the queue.
But the 40-year-old former fighter from Shropshire, who now trains professional boxers and works as a television commentator, said there is no way he would consider taking on the role.
He said: "It's an utter load of rubbish. Nobody has contacted me, certainly I am not in the frame and I rule myself out of it.
"I wouldn't take it if they offered it me, mainly because it's a full-time post and I've got a great career in television with Setanta and the BBC and I wouldn't stop that for anything. So I'm out of it.
"I've got three or four different things I do in my life now in terms of earning money and to go into that full-time as head coach I would have to pack everything else in - and there's no way I'd do that.
"I've got a career in television and I'm doing well with my boxers in Birmingham. People are just putting two and two together and coming up with five."
He added: "Obviously I've got a strong affection for the amateur game, but you can rule me out. They haven't offered it to me and if they did, I wouldn't take it.
"I was high performance manager for England back in 2005 and that is probably where it has come from. But things have moved on, I'm very happy with what I'm doing."
Woodhall stopped short of saying Edwards' plight was be a factor in his decision to rule himself out.
"I don't know the ins and outs," he said. "There are always problems politically in amateur and professional boxing. It tarnishes the sport. But I'm not interested, it doesn't bother me."
Woodhall's Commonwealth super-flyweight champion, Don Broadhurst, makes the first defence of his title in Birmingham on February 28.