Sinisa Mihajlovic has expressed an interest in the vacant managerial post with the Serbia national side.
The 42-year-old represented the country with distinction during his playing days and is now keen to have a shot at reviving their fortunes in the wake of their failure to qualify for Euro 2012.
An unsuccessful European Championship campaign led Vladimir Petrovic to quit his post and Serbia are currently working under a caretaker coaching team.
They are keen to get a new manager in place and are in the process of identifying candidates.
Mihajlovic admits he would be willing to discuss a deal following his sacking at Fiorentina.
He was dismissed by the Serie A outfit after overseeing a disappointing opening to the 2011/12 campaign, but claims he is keen to make an immediate return to the dugout.
On the prospect of taking the Serbia job, Mihajlovic told Zurnal: "Some time ago there were unofficial talks but I can't say any more.
"So far there has been nothing official, I have not had an offer or anything like that.
"Nobody has called me from the FA, but I'm a free coach now and I'm ready to talk."
President of the Serbian FA Tomislav Karadzic has revealed that he would be happy to discuss the position with Mihajlovic.
He said: "It would be my pleasure to meet with him and talk, so we can see if we have the same plans.
"But we will talk about a new coach after our games against Mexico and Honduras."