Matt Gill says he is ashamed of his part in pal Rob Edwards being sacked as Tranmere boss.
Edwards was given the boot by chairman Mark Palios last Monday, just three months into the job after a seven game winless run.
Gill will be in the dugout as player-assistant boss for today’s Oxford game before Micky Adams takes the reins.
But his first match in temporary charge will of the team will be tinged with regret.
The ex-Peterborough midfielder, 33, said: “Everyone is responsible for him leaving.
“It’s really disappointing. I’m still convinced he would have got things right.”
Rovers sit bottom of the Football League but Gill thinks they will turn it around.
He said: “Not it’s a clean slate.”