Hartlepool United caretaker manager Chris Turner has refused to rule out taking the job on a full-time basis.
Turner has returned to the managerial hot-seat from his role as director of sport following the club's decision to part company with Danny Wilson at the beginning of the week.
The 50-year-old managed Pools for three years before leaving to join Sheffield Wednesday in 2002.
"I spoke to Danny (Wilson) on Monday afternoon, after the chairman, and Danny was very enthusiastic for me to step into the role," Turner told the club's official website.
"However long they want me to keep this position I'll do it.
"We have a big game on Friday and then Stoke in the FA Cup and it's important we don't let things slide and keep everybody together.
"Hopefully we can get some football matches won and see what happens in the future."