Port Vale assistant manager Rob Page tells BBC Radio Stoke he would consider stepping up to replace Micky Adams as manager, if offered the job.
"It's a opportunity that's landed on my lap and I'm not going to let it pass me by," he said. "But I owe Micky a lot. He gave my chance here. I'll be forever in his debt.
"I've told the players that we all have to look at ourselves. When you see a manager walk away as he feels he can't do any more, it's disappointing.
"The results of late have hurt us all. He's a passionate, proud man. Maybe he thought he's taken the club as far as he can and they weren't responding for him."