Simon Fuller almost became Michael Jackson's manager at one point but he changed his mind.
"There was a minute there where I was going to become his manager," he reveals in the Radio 2 documentary, The Fuller Picture: The Simon Fuller Story (as quoted here).
"I had lots of ideas, and I think about it actually every now and again about what I was going to do with him and they were very different to anything he'd done previously and it wasn't about touring for sure."
In fact, Fuller didn't want him to tour at all: "I actually advised him not to do touring because I felt that he'd already been seen touring and I felt there was more to offer in a different way."
"It was quite a complicated situation and complication isn't something I crave in life but the people around him would have made it challenging, if it had been just down to me working with Michael I think we'd have done something extraordinary but I just thought better to just let it go, it was a shame," he added.
He also revealed how Annie Lennox was instrumental in the success of the Spice Girls, having told them to amp up their individual personalities or something.