Despite turning down a position with the Manor team, Alex Wurz says "maybe" he will be open to a management role in the years to come.
This weekend the 41-year-old Austrian will see the chequered flag for the final time in the World Endurance Championship having announced his retirement from motor racing.
That announcement had paved the way for talks with Manor owner Stephen Fitzpatrick who informally offered Wurz the team boss role. The former F1 driver turned him down.
"It wasn't the right time because I am moving in one direction for the future," he explained to Autosport.
"I decided that I would not be available for this job and to continue in my original direction, which I can't talk about at the moment."
Wurz, though, says he maybe open to a possible management role further down the line.
He added: "Maybe. It would definitely be a challenge, and since my childhood I have always liked to face new challenges."