Worthy: Count me out - for now

Nigel Worthington has ruled out a sudden return to football management before the end of the season. The former Norwich City boss was quick to reject weekend speculation that he was a candidate for the Luton Town vacancy created by the sacking of Mike Newell.

Nigel Worthington has ruled out a sudden return to football management before the end of the season.

The former Norwich City boss was quick to reject weekend speculation that he was a candidate for the Luton Town vacancy created by the sacking of Mike Newell.

But Worthington, axed by the Canaries nearly six months ago, admitted he would be looking for a new start in the close season.

Asked about rumours of a link with the Hatters, he said: “I don't know anything about that so I don't know where it's come from. I'm just enjoying life, spending time with my family doing things you aren't able to do when you are in football and it's lovely. It's the first time in 26 years I've been able to do that.”


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Worthington, 45, who had nearly six years at the helm at Carrow Road, said: “I'm just enjoying the break. It's nice at the moment. I will probably wait until the summer and see what happens.”

But he said he had kept up with developments in football, including the progress of his former club under his successor, Peter Grant.

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“I've watched a few games and I keep in touch with what's going on. I always keep an eye on the game - and that includes Norwich City. It's good that they have got to 50 points and hopefully everybody can carry on the good work,” said Worthington.

“It's nice to get to 50 or 51 points because we always say that's the safety mark. They've got to that and I hope they can keep that run going.”

Worthington said he had not returned to Carrow Road since his departure.

He said: “I haven't been back because I don't think that would be fair on Peter. You have to let him get on with the job. I've been there, seen that and done that, but it's Peter's turn now.”

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