Caretaker FC Halifax Town manager Neil Young has said “never say never” about a return to football management.

Young was due to take temporary charge of The Shaymen on Saturday against Dagenham and Redbridge until the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. But he is expected to be at the helm for this Saturday’s trip to Wrexham.

The former Chester boss announced he had retired from management after leaving Altrincham in August 2016, and asked whether that was still the case, he said: “I have a job outside of football, and a young family, and a mortgage, like most working people, and I’m not prepared to put that at risk.

“I’d never say never in terms of management. For me to take another football manager’s job I’d have to have a chance of being successful.

“I’ve always believed in my own ability but it would have to be something special. I don’t mean financially, but a strategy, a plan that gives you time to build a club.

“I know time in football now is difficult. I’m a great believer in never say never.

“That buzz for three points is like an addiction and you do get that urge every now and again.”

Asked if he would be interested in the Halifax job, Young said: “Not at the moment. That’s down to the chairman and the board to decide how long they want me to do it.

“If I’m here a bit longer and it’s working, you never know. It’s not something I’ve considered.

“I’m just trying to help the club through the short-term while the guys upstairs make the decision on who they want to take the club forward.”

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