CHRIS Hogg has not ruled out becoming a manager himself in the future, amid uncertainty surrounding Liam Manning’s position as Oxford United head coach.

The U’s boss is being heavily linked with the vacant managerial post at Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City.

Manning though led training at United yesterday, alongside his assistant Hogg, as the side prepares to host Chelsea Under-21s in the EFL Trophy tonight.

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Asked about his long-term coaching ambitions, Hogg told BBC Radio Oxford Sport’s The Dub podcast: “I turned professional when I was 17 and I’ve been working towards the point where I’m at now, which is trying to be the best version of myself every day, especially on the coaching front.

“It’s a real mindset thing of wanting to be the best and not putting limits on yourself.

“My thing is whoever I’m working with, whether it’s staff or players, is trying to develop their own capabilities and encourage positive behaviours.

“My journey is aligned with Liam. One day, if that’s where I get, in terms of first team head coach, so be it.

“I’m not mapping it out as such, but it’s definitely something in the future if it comes along and it’s the right time, then who knows.

“I’m just really enjoying the partnership I’ve got now with Liam and the staff that we work with. If I can help people in any capacity, then I’ll do it.”

Discussing the development of players, Hogg said: “When I played my first game as a young kid in the first team, I stopped getting coached.

“You learn by self-correction a lot of the time, so if you make a mistake, then you used to come out of the team.

“Tony Mowbray was one of the first managers who took me out of it and showed me videos, and back then it was VHS, so it took a long time.

“It’s a passion of mine, working with the players and coaching, and trying to help people.

“Pretty much the full group since we’ve come in have craved coaching and help, and detail and information.

“For us, it’s been a really enjoyable experience working with these players.”

He added: “From a performance point of view, I think a lot of people would’ve snapped your hand off with where we’re at, in terms of the start that we’ve had.

“I think we’re very clear it’s a start. It’s 15 games and there’s a long way to go. It’s around the group continually pushing to keep getting better.

“They’ve made a good start, but it’s a marathon and not a sprint. There’ll be ups and downs, and times when we lose a couple of games or go on winning runs.”