Martin Jol is holding out hope of one day returning to manage Tottenham.
But he believes a return to Spurs, who he led to two straight fifth-placed finishes in the Barclays Premier League before as disastrous start to this season, is not out of the question.
"I'm a fighter. I still have the feeling that you never know," he said in the Sunday Times.
"I was thinking of Ottmar Hitzfeld. He left (Bayern Munich]), waited two-and-a-half years, returned. In football it's all about circumstances, opportunities.
"I realised I had to move on now and Tottenham will do fine. When I started, I said I want to have a bit of a feeling of Bill Nicholson and I was honest.
"In a couple of years I'm not sure the same people will be there (on the board)."