Former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley says he is not yet ready for a return to the game, despite being linked with a number of clubs in the past few days.
Championship outfits West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United are both on the lookout for new bosses, but Curbishley admits he wants to return at the highest level if and when an opportunity arises.
He said: "When I left Charlton in April I stated I wanted a six-month break and anyone who knows me well will know that I did not say this for effect, I genuinely intended for that to be the case.
"I understood that this decision might mean that I would miss out on possible offers and opportunities in that period.
"I have remained consistent with my original actions and indeed I know I have missed out on such possible opportunities that have been forthcoming during the last five months to date, not only from clubs at the top level in the UK, but also from abroad.
"However, by the end of October I will be back in full circulation and I am prepared to wait for the right opportunity as and when it presents itself."