Steve Cotterill has paved the way for a move to Leicester after admitting he is desperate to make a swift return to management.
The highly-rated Cotterill, 43, left Burnley by mutual consent on Thursday after three-and-a-half years in charge.
Coca-Cola Championship rivals Leicester are giving serious thought to Cotterill, who is highly regarded at the Walkers Stadium having worked as a coach under Micky Adams and having rejected the opportunity to succeed Craig Levein in February last year.
"I'd be back in football the day after tomorrow if I got a chance," said Cotterill, who was the Championship's longest-serving boss after being appointed at Burnley in June 2004.
"I'm not going to say I want to be out of the game for six months and that I want a rest.
"If the right offer comes then you have to look at it.
"Burnley are fine with that and I would be free to work from Monday afternoon.
"Hopefully someone may look and think that I've done a good job here and offer me another one. Hopefully that's the case."