Davide Ballardini has explained turning down an offer from Bologna.
Bologna named Stefano Pioli as new coach after the dismissal of Pierpaolo Bisoli.
"It was clear that they wanted me, but I wanted to speak with my collaborators first. After discussing the matter, we didn't feel that it was right to start this adventure.
"The club were very kind, but we didn't feel that we could do well with the squad that Bologna currently have available.
"I wouldn't have been the right man for the job," he continued.
"I have a great desire to get back into the game, but I can only go to a club where I am convinced that I can succeed."