Peter Jackson wants the Bradford job on a full-time basis after being appointed caretaker manager.
The 49-year-old replaces Peter Taylor, who left the League Two club following their 3-2 win over Stockport on Saturday.
Bradford are currently fifth from bottom and have appointed Jackson, who played for and captained the club, on a week-to-week basis.
Jackson has been out of work since leaving Lincoln in 2009 and is relishing the opportunity to return to the game.
"Yes, I'm really, really pleased," he told Sky Sports News Radio.
"I've been with the players this afternoon and had a chat with them and told them what I expect.
"I'm really looking forward to the challenge and it's a big challenge for me.
"We have two difficult games coming up in Gillingham and Rotherham, but as I say, I'm really looking forward to it.
"We've got two back-to-back coming up but as I said, I will take it week-to-week, and that's all I can do.
"I know the situation that I'm going into, but I'm confident in my own ability that the players and myself can get results."
On wanting the job permanently, his answer could not have been more emphatic.
"Without a doubt," he added. "I've gone in there knowing that it's going to be a tough job and knowing that I'm capable of doing the job.
"But I need some results and if I was offered the job full-time then I would definitely take it."
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