English coach Ashley Westwood is in line to take charge of the Indian national side after a glittering first season in charge of Bengaluru.
The 37-year-old took charge last July, and only had a matter of weeks to put together a squad for the newly formed Begaluru.
But in his first season in charge, Westwood guided his side to the I-League title, and now it is understood that the Indian footballing authorities are lining him up for their top job.
The former Manchester United trainee is also being strongly linked with jobs back in England - but he could now be tempted to take charge of the national side.
"I'm open to everything. I'm an ambitious young coach. I've come to diversify my CV and make myself a better coach. Wherever that takes me, it takes me. At the minute, I'm more than happy at BFC," he told The Hindu.
Westwood, who worked as a coach at Blackpool and Blackburn before his move to Asia, says he still has a lot to learn.
"Before I came to India, I looked at people like Arsene Wenger and Roy Hodgson. Coaching at different cultures and standards can't harm you. But I'm under no illusions that I'm super coach of the world; I'm not stupid enough to believe that."