MARK Carter has confirmed to Echosport that he will not be putting his name in the hat for the vacant managerial position at Portland United.

The Blues are on the lookout to appoint a new first-team manager after Gary Bailey’s shock resignation on Friday.

Former Weymouth Reserves’ manager Carter, who worked as an assistant to Trevor Senior at Bridport before becoming Bailey’s number two last summer, helped guide the Blues to the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division title this term.

But, despite Bailey making his exit from the hot-seat, Carter admitted he would not be tempted to step up to a full managerial role.

“I haven’t got the time or the commitment for it,” he told Echosport. “Whoever does take it on, it is a great club to work for. The people are fantastic up there with the fan base they have got.

“We will wait and see what the next week brings. I think they need to act fast for the planning of pre-season, and to get players sorted.”

Commenting on Bailey’s departure, Carter, who is now set to “wait and see” about his own future as a coach at Grove Corner, added: “What he has done for the football club over the last four years is phenomenal. He will go down in history as one of their most successful managers because of what he has achieved there.

“He has decided to bow out at the top, full credit to him for what he has achieved.”