Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson says it is not "realistic" to expect to take the job permanently.
"I think the club will find a really top manager to come," he said.
"It is a dream of mine to be the Everton manager, but let's be realistic."
The Scot, who has not managed a senior side before, added that he was not looking beyond the home match against Chelsea at lunchtime on Saturday.
"That is all my remit is, to get a result tomorrow [Saturday]," said Ferguson.
"This is a fantastic club. Who wouldn't want to be Everton manager? I'm sure there will be many, many top managers up for this job.
"We have plenty of time in the league, plenty of games ahead of us. There are not many points to mid-table so if we can string a few results together I am sure we can start climbing the table."