Workington Town caretaker coach Craig Barker says he "100%" does not want the job permanently after the resignation of Gary Charlton last week.
Charlton became joint boss in July 2009 alongside Martin Oglenby, but had been in sole charge since September.
Barker took control for the weekend's Championship defeat by Batley Bulldogs.
"It's not a job for me. I love my role as assistant coach and I'm happy to help whoever the board decides to appoint," he told BBC Radio Cumbria.
"The transition has been really easy for me because I've been around the club for so a number of years.
"I know the board have had quite a bit of interest and are positive about making a good appointment."
Workington have lost both their league games this term, and will hope to have a new coach by the Challenge Cup third-round on 15 March.
They face a trip to Wakefield amateur side Normanton Knights.