Joe Jordan admits he would love the chance to manage Scotland as the national side continue their search for Craig Levein's replacement.
Scotland face Luxembourg on Wednesday, under interim manager Billy Stark, but then have a lengthy spell without any games until a match in February and a World Cup qualifier against Wales in March.
And Jordan, who has been out of work since leaving White Hart Lane as a coach following Harry Redknapp's departure, has emerged as a frontrunner for the job.
"It is a job that if you look at you would want, you want to be the top of your profession as a coach, as a manager," said Jordan.
"As a Scotsman you want it to be the Scotland job, as an Englishman you want it to be the England job, so that is something that I think most people strive for.
"If you ask me if I'd be interested in the job yes I am. I want to continue to be involved in football whether that is manager or something else. But time will tell, we'll wait and see what happens."
Meanwhile, Graeme Souness has backed Jordan while ruling himself out of the running for the job.
"No, it's not for me," said Souness. I think your man is Joe Jordan. He would be my choice if I was making the decision.
"He's an obvious candidate. Everyone knows the passion that Joe showed when he was a player. He would be perfect. He fits the bill."
Alex McLeish, who would prefer another club role over the Scotland post, thinks Jordan would be an excellent appointment.
"Joe Jordan is a fantastic candidate," McLeish said.
"He is tactically tremendous because of working with Harry all these years and with the different systems they have played.
"I don't think Joe would be caught short in terms of tactical nous at that level."