SHAUN Annetts has not ruled out a return to Bridport but the departing coach admitted he first needs to recharge “very empty batteries”.

Annetts, 57, oversaw his final match as caretaker boss of the Bees on Saturday at home to Clevedon.

New boss Edgar Marcu has now officially taken over the reins as he builds a new squad for life in Step 6.

Relegated Bridport will find out which division they will be demoted to when the FA publishes its list of non-league tiers later in Spring.

But Annetts will not be taking part in pre-season, adding that this season – which saw him placed under great strain as boss – had taken its toll.

He told the Bridport News: “I’ve got a number of thoughts. I’m contacted quite regularly about what my plans are next year and I genuinely haven’t made any decision on what I’m going to do.

“For me, I just need to have a summer where I haven’t got to worry about pre-season or signing players.

“I’m still very passionate about the sport, feel that I’ve got things to offer on a management level.

“I wouldn’t look to manage a Toolstation Premier side again. It’s not that I can’t do it, but it’s having the player contacts.

“I’ve not decided, but do I think it’s my last ever season on pitch or training ground? No, I don’t.

“I certainly do need a break from football for a bit to recharge very empty batteries.”