Former Leicester City boss Micky Adams has revealed some of the big Premier League jobs he missed out on.
In 2003 he guided the Foxes back to the Premier League despite the club being plunged into administration mid-campaign.
In his new book, My Life In Football, Adams says Villa came calling during Leicester's promotion campaign.
But a move failed to materialise after then-Villa owner Doug Ellis refused to cough up a compensation fee.
Adams, however, insists he's not bothered about missing his big chance and explains he also had sliding door moments with West Ham and West Brom.
“If you read the book it's all about near misses," he told the Daily Star.
“There was Aston Villa. There was an approach from West Brom when I was at Coventry as well.
“I also had interest from West Ham just after I joined Coventry.
“But my life is what it is and I've got no regrets in terms of my football career."