Wolves manager Paul Lambert
Paul Lambert says that he does not need to "jump into" another management job after leaving his role at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Scot departed from Wolves in May after a restructure at the club and the 47-year-old was linked with the vacant position at Sunderland shortly after by the Mirror.
The Black Cats are still yet to find a successor to David Moyes after Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes turned the offer down and now Lambert has given his first indication of where he could go next.
"There's one or two things that I'm mulling over in my head at the minute," he told BBC Scotland.
"I'm never adverse to anything but I think I would rather stay in England or I'd go abroad.
"I'm fortunate I don't really need to jump into anything that I don't think's worthwhile or I think, 'no, it's not for me'.
"So, I'll take my time and I'll see what I can do. It's been brilliant [in England]. I've loved my time down there. I've had opportunities to go abroad, which I've turned down. I think my time's probably away from Scotland."
Sunderland owner Ellis Short before the match
Sunderland have currently put their search for a new manager on hold as Ellis Short looks to find a buyer for the North East club, but there is a limited timeframe on that.
After being relegated from the Premier League in 2016/17 and returning to the Championship for the first time in a decade, they will want to bounce back as quickly as possible and the only way to do is with a new boss in place.
However, just in case there is a takeover and therefore assurances cannot be made, whether it is McInnes, Lambert or someone else there will be a delay in the appointment.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes