WAYNE Brown has dropped out of the running to become Colchester United’s next manager.

The former defender had appeared in pole position for the vacant position, vacated by Tony Humes on November 26.

He has taken the team in their last two games and will be in charge again in tomorrow’s key League One match at Rochdale.

However, Brown has revealed that he doesn’t want the job full-time.

“I have had a long discussion with Robbie and I am not going to be the next manager,” said the club’s under-18s manager.

“The last two weeks have been a great benefit and a real learning curve, but I have made the decision that the time isn’t right to put myself into that environment on a day-to-day basis.

“In life all you can ask for is an opportunity and one day I would love to manage this football club.

“But at the moment I wouldn’t be giving myself the best opportunity to be a successful manager.

“I don’t feel ready and this football club needs a manager that is going into the job backing himself 100 per cent.”

Brown informed U’s owner Robbie Cowling of his decision earlier this week.