ANDY Murray is determined not to be an “annoying” hotel owner, he has revealed in an interview.
The former Wimbledon champion said tennis is what he knows and he takes a step back to let the team at Cromlix House “do their job”.
Murray saved the £2m Perthshire hotel from permanent closure in 2013 when he bought it over.
He had his wedding reception at the five star hotel just three miles from him home last month.
Murray’s wife Kim is reported to have been consulted in the interior design and his brother also got married there.
But now in an interview with trade magazine Business Life the tennis star insists he steps back from running the place.
Asked what involvement has with Cromlix House Murray said: “To be honest, not loads!”
He continued: “But I don’t really want to, now that it’s up and running. There’s a company that runs it [Inverlochy Castle Management International], and that’s what they do, that’s their profession.
“I don’t know how to run a hotel. I’m kept up to date on everything that happens, but I don’t call them up all the time. I’d prefer not to be an annoying owner and tell them how to do everything.
“I’m sure if one of them tried to coach me how to play tennis, I would find that a bit weird! So I’m very happy to let them do their job and they’ve done it very well.”
The 27-year-old also spoke about his new management company 77, which he set up to look after his on and off-court interests.
Questioned on if he intends to manage other British sports personalities he replied: ”That’s right.”
Added: “But for me it wasn’t about starting a company just to make money from other athletes, it was about trying to give them the freedom to go and perform whatever sport it is they’re playing.”
He continued: “I made loads of mistakes when I was younger, and so did my parents — working with people I shouldn’t have worked with, signing deals with companies for too long.
“Things like that can still have an effect on you ten, 12 years later, and I feel that’s something I could advise and help other athletes with.”