Guus Hiddink has kept the door ajar to a possible return to manage the Australian national team.
The 66-year old Dutch tactician is not in a job currently after leaving his role at Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala recently but his agent Cees van Nieuwenhuizen says the desire is still there.
van Nieuwenhuizen also suggested that if Football Federation Australia were to come calling, Hiddink would strongly consider returning to the managerial role he performed so successfully ahead of, and during, the 2006 World Cup.
"If somebody from the FFA gives me a call I am sure Guus will seriously look at what they have to say,” he said.
"We could sit down and talk but the situation now is that Guus is at the moment taking a break and is looking to return to coaching at the end of the year.
"He plans to have a look at the World Cup draw in December and then look at the way ahead from there.
"He certainly still has desire to coach at the top level and he has great memories of his time with the Socceroos.
"He loved the mentality of the players and their approach to the game and while we have not spoken about this issue between ourselves at this point, I am sure he would be more than willing to listen.
"He is in France now recharging his batteries – but I can say he has nothing but good memories of his time in Australia. So we will see what happens if the FFA contacts us again."