Alan Curbishley has cooled talk of a return to Charlton Athletic.
Curbishley, who left West Ham in September and is about to fight the Hammers in court, was lukewarm about a Valley return.
"I left the club 2½ years ago and to see what has happened is very disappointing, both for myself and for everyone associated with the club.
"I am sure I will be linked with the job but we will have to wait and see what happens. Phil Parkinson has been given the caretaker role and a lot of people at the club like him, so it may be that he gets his chance on a permanent basis. If I did look to come back, I think it would be in the Premier League."