McClaren is ready to manage once again after returning from a spell in Israel.
The 56-year-old, who parted company with Derby for the second time in March last year, is back in the country after five months working as a consultant to Maccabi Tel Aviv boss Jordi Cruyff and is currently being linked with the vacancy at Sheffield Wednesday.
Asked about the link, McClaren told Sky Sports News: “Out of sight, out of mind, so I've come back to get more in sight and in mind. I want to manage again, I am motivated to do that, especially after five months in Tel Aviv.
“I want to come back and manage, either here or abroad."