Mark Bosnich has the hunger and desire back required to play professional football but is unsure where he will land.
With an opening at Newcastle Jets after the departure of Ante Covic, it seems a logical option but the club has decided to promote youngster Ben Kennedy for the remainder of the Asian Champions League and if he acquits himself will get the number one gig.
Bosnich says he is chomping at the bit but is unsure which direction he will head.
"After being away for so long, I'm just revelling in it," Bosnich said.
"I'm thankful to Sydney and to Kossie [former coach John Kosmina] for letting me train here. The only thing missing now is games.
"The time with the Central Coast reinvigorated my hunger, and I feel young again.
"My plans are basically just to play again, wherever that might be anywhere around the world, I don't really mind. I'd like to play in Australia, of course, and I think I could do a lot of good here.
"But if I don't get a phone call from anyone, and there's no one that wants to give me an opportunity, I completely understand and I'll have to reassess. I've got to be realistic."