Former Notts County caretaker manager and academy boss Paul Hart has said he never wanted to take charge of the Magpies on a permanent basis.
Hart, 61, left the club following the appointment of former Hamburg boss Ricardo Moniz on Tuesday.
County drew all three of their games under Hart, who took charge following the dismissal of Shaun Derry in March.
"It was always on the understanding that a new manager would be appointed," he told BBC Radio Nottingham.
"I never expressed a desire to have the job, I was doing it to help the players.
"I could have stayed and there was no pressure on me to go by the chairman or the chief executive - I made that choice.
"But that choice was always in my head as soon as Shaun left."