Former Wales and Liverpool striker Ian Rush has turned down the opportunity to succeed Mark Hughes as manager of Wales.

Rush, currently in charge at English fourth division side Chester had been contac ted by the Football Association of Wales about him taking over the national job.

“It’s been very flattering for me to be linked with the Welsh job since Mark Hughes left. But having just started at Chester, I found myself in a very difficult position,” Rush told the Liverpool Echo newspaper.

“That’s why I made my decision to stay and try to establish my managerial credentials at the Deva Stadium.”

Rush, 43 played 73 times for Wales and is their record scorer with 28 goals.