Alan Hansen offered job as Manchester City manager

TV pundit Alan Hansen reveals that he rejected the chance to become the Manchester City manager in 1995.

Former Liverpool defender Alan Hansen has revealed that he was offered the job of Manchester City manager in 1995.

The 58-year-old has revealed that he turned down the offer from then-chairman Franny Lee because he had no desire to go into management.

"I turned down Manchester City in 1995 after Brian Horton was sacked, simply because I never wanted to be a manager," the Daily Mail quotes Hansen as saying.

"Francis Lee, who was chairman at the time, phoned me up and said he thought I would have fancied it, but while I told him I was flattered, I just said I wasn't interested in managing a football club."

Instead of coaching, Hansen moved into television punditry on BBC football highlights and analysis show Match of the Day.

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Alan Hansen in the stands on March 6, 2011
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