Stuart Pearce has ruled himself out of a possible return to managerless Nottingham forest.
The decision is thought to be for family reasons. Pearce spent 12 years as a player and was extremely popular during his time at the club.
Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi held initial talks with Pearce, 51, but rejected the chance to succeed Billy Davies. It is thought Pearce was their preferred choice, with Glenn Hoddle, Malky Mackay and Gianfranco Zola also being linked with the job.
Neil Warnock was all set to takeover the helm at the City Ground, but talks collapsed at an advanced stage and he rejected the chance to take over as manager.
Forest are on a poor run of form and are currently seventh in the Sky Bet Championship, two points outside the play off places.