Former Asda chief executive and chairman, Archie Norman, will not fill the fourth non-executive role at Morrisons.

Last week reports suggested that Morrisons was putting together a £1m package to tempt Norman onto the board of the troubled supermarket group.

However, Norman said that he had not received “any proposition”.

“I have no intention of becoming involved in a dispute between two people whom I like and respect,” he added.