Grant McCann 'not ready yet' for Cheltenham Town manager's job

Grant McCann
Grant McCann scored 45 goals during three spells with Cheltenham between 2000 and 2007

Former Cheltenham Town midfielder Grant McCann says he is "not ready yet" to manage the League Two club.

The 34-year-old, who recently joined the coaching staff at Peterborough, made 222 appearances for the Robins.

After Paul Buckle left Cheltenham by mutual consent, chairman Paul Baker revealed that McCann had been in touch to discuss the vacancy, but McCann has now ruled himself out of the running.

"It's way too early for me," he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Familiar faces
Former Cheltenham manager John Ward, former caretaker-manager John Schofield and ex-player Grant McCann were in all touch with the League Two club last month to discuss the vacant managers position, according to chairman Paul Baker.

Caretaker boss Russell Milton has been placed in charge of Cheltenham, who lie 21st in League Two, until the end of the season.

"Obviously I'm going to be linked with my old clubs, and Cheltenham is one of them, but I'm obviously not ready for management yet," McCann added.

"I need to learn my trade first and there's no better man to learn that off than (Peterborough caretaker boss) Dave Robertson. It's a pleasure to work with him."

Robertson was put in caretaker charge of Posh after Darren Ferguson left the club last month.

Grant McCann
Grant McCann had two spells with Cheltenham on loan before signing from West Ham in January 2003