John Carver hopes for the chance to stake his claim for the top job at Sheffield United.
Carver believes he is ready to be a manager - thanks to what he learned as the late, great Bobby Robson's No2 at Newcastle.
The former Toronto FC boss said: "I want to be a manager at some stage, and what develops will develop.
"I would be a liar if I told you there isn't a part of everyone who wants to be the main man - the one taking the decisions - and anyone would be mad not to want the job here.
"I worked as a coach for all the big-hitters at Newcastle - Sir Bobby, Ruud Gullit, Kenny Dalglish and Kevin Keegan - and learned from every one of them.
"But it was Sir Bobby who taught me most, and every day was a learning process with him.
"He was a genius with the way in which he handled players. He inspired people because of his man-management skills, and the style of football he got the team to play was an absolute joy to watch.
"But his greatest gift was knowing how to treat players. How you treat them counts for a lot more than just having good players.
"Gary (Speed) was at St.James' Park as a player at the same time, and he shares a lot of Sir Bobby's philosophies on the game as well."