Nick Barmby may not return to football after Hull sacking

Nick Barmby: Won 23 England caps in an illustrious playing career

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Former Hull City boss Nick Barmby says he will happily walk away from football if he does not receive a suitable offer to return to management.

Barmby, 38, has been out of the professional game since his acrimonious departure from the Championship club.

The ex-England international was sacked in May after he made comments to the media about Hull's transfer policy.

The dispute was settled in September after owners, the Allam family, accepted Barmby did not intend to disparage the club.

"I'd have no qualms about doing something else."

Nick Barmby

Barmby, who led Hull to an eighth-place finish in his six-month spell at the helm, was linked to the Burnley job before Sean Dyche's appointment and has been the subject of interest from home and abroad.

But the Hull-born man admits he is happy to put his family before football.

"I'm enjoying watching my own children play," Barmby told the Yorkshire Post.

"I have been able to do that for a long time now. I've been helping out with a Sunday league side in the Hull area for a few years and I'm really enjoying that. If something comes up I'll look at it. If not, I'll go on.

"I'd have no qualms about doing something else. Football has been great to me and my family and I miss playing. But it all comes to an end some day and if this is to be the end then I'll do something else.

"There's been a bit of interest in me and a few things from abroad, but my family is settled in Hull."