Roberto Di Matteo has intimated that he could quit England at the end the season should he be overlooked for the Chelsea manager's job.
Rumours have suggested Blues owner Roman Abramovich is tracking outgoing Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, but the Spanish tactician has said he is ready to take a break from football.
But, if the Swiss-born former Italy midfielder delivers the Holy Grail of the UEFA Champions League against Bayern Munich next Saturday then he could be handed the reins at Stamford Bridge.
However, the Blues caretaker boss, who has previously managed MK Dons and West Brom, has openly admitted he would be prepared to broaden his horizons.
"Fortunately, I speak three languages, so I'm quite open-minded," he said.
"But I've been in England for a long, long time. My family is here with me. We quite like it here in England."
Di Matteo admits next weekend's game in the Allianz Arena will be the biggest of his entire career in football.
Frank Lampard revealed last week he lay awake at night dreaming of lifting the European Cup and Di Matteo said: "I think we all do. It's such a challenge to win that big trophy.
"It's the biggest trophy you can win, as a club footballer. To be able to join an elite group of clubs, that would mean a lot to us.
"We've never won it as a club. To be able to do so would mean so much to everyone involved. The players, the supporters - it would be absolutely magnificent."