Former WA batsman, Australian opener, vice-captain and coach Geoff Marsh has confirmed that he withdrew his interest in the Indian coaching position 10 days ago.

"I wrote to the Indian Cricket Board 10 days ago indicating that I was withdrawing my interest in the position," said Marsh.

"I withdrew for the same reasons I stepped down from my role as Australian coach in September 1999 ... to spend more time with my family."

The father of three added that he is content in his first season as coach of WACA club side Willetton.

Marsh is unavailable for further comment.