David Moyes has told The Mail he is prepared to get straight back into management if the offer is right.
The Scotsman was fired by Real Sociedad earlier this month, his second sacking in as many years, having been axed by Manchester United in 2013.
Moyes is buoyant about his future, believing he has a lot to offer, at the right club.
He has been linked with jobs at Leeds United and Celtic over the last fortnight. The Daily Record reported he is the favourite to take over from Ronny Deila should the Scottish champions decide to make a change at any point.
The Mirror reported days ago he is the top choice to be the next Leeds manager, if Steve Parking succeeds in his speculated takeover of the club.
Moyes would not be drawn on specific clubs or opportunities, but did say that he will take an exciting challenge, and would be willing to get started as soon as possible if he was happy with the offer.
He said: "I think I’ve always chosen wisely, with all the jobs I’ve taken and I think I’m probably wiser, calmer, and better for the experiences. My peak years are still to come.’
"I don’t feel I need a holiday. Some really good Premier League clubs came in for me and there are some opportunities to go abroad again. I just need a challenge that excites me — here or in another country."
Neither the Leeds nor Celtic jobs are available at present, and while the Championship club is notoriously unpredictable, Steve Evans is currently showing he deserves an opportunity.
Their current commitment to their managers means they could miss out on Moyes given his desire to get started sooner rather than later, should a better offer come along first.