Ray Wilkins was sacked by Fulham last month, following a matter of weeks with the club.
It is the latest blow to the former England captain, and he has spoken to the Daily Mail in a bid to quell rumours about his departure.
Wilkins has opened his heart to the Mail’s Matt Lawton, and he admits to a long battle with alcohol.
But Wilkins denies that his battle with the bottle was the reason behind his departure from Craven Cottage.
He has admitted to suffering from colitis and that was the reason why he did not return to the dugout following his row with Brendan Rodgers in the recent game with Liverpool.
If I don’t deal with the latest rumours my footballing life will be done and dusted. End of story.
There are a load of rumours flying about that I was out of order at the Liverpool game. Well I can categorically deny those accusations.
This is difficult for me to talk about because this is a situation with the toilet. It’s embarrassing. But I’d been up to Aston Villa and back on the train to see the Under 21s play that day and I hadn’t taken my medication for colitis.
To be honest, I’d been so euphoric since I’d returned to football in December, I hadn’t particularly felt the need to take it every day. But my wife noticed a few of the old symptoms coming back and by the time the game started my stomach was bubbling.
Wilkins talks at length about a range of issues, including an addiction to valium and a battle with depression.