Clarence Seedorf wants Premier League or Championship job - sources
Clarence Seedorf will not be the next manager of Oldham Athletic with the Dutchman only considering offers from the Premier League and the Championship, sources have told ESPN FC.
Seedorf, 41, met Oldham chairman Simon Corney last week and had a tour of Boundary Park.
The League One side said the four-time Champions League winner was "one of a number of candidates" being considered for the role following John Sheridan's departure.
However, while Seedorf is keen to secure a managerial job in England, he is only focused on opportunities in the Premier League and the Championship.
Sources have told ESPN FC that Seedorf accepted the invitation to travel to Oldham as a courtesy to friend Abdallah Lemsagam, a Dubai-based football agent who has been linked with investing in the club.
Oldham have won both their games since Sheridan left with caretaker manager Richie Wellens, a former Manchester United academy graduate, leading the team to back-to-back victories over Peterborough and Portsmouth.
The victories have lifted Oldham off the bottom of League One.
Wellens, 37, who made one appearance for United in 1999 before spells at Doncaster, Blackpool and Leicester, said after the 2-1 win at Portsmouth on Saturday that he would like the job full-time.
He said: "If I would have lost both games, I would have had no chance, no matter how we have played.
"In English football, all people care about is results, and at the minute, that's all I care about because I had to buy myself some time to try and get the job.
"Going forward, I want to get the performances like that every week."
Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.