He had been considered a possible candidate to succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson in 2006 after an impressive spell in charge of Bolton, but the job went to Steve McClaren.
He had fallen out of the running when Fabio Capello’s time was up but he feels he could put himself in the frame if he impresses in club management when the job is next vacant.
He told the Daily Express: “As time goes on, you wonder how long Roy will be there. “hen the job does become vacant, you are talking about one of the most iconic jobs in international football, so you have to be on top of your game at that particular time.
“I would hope to be when Roy does finish, but you can’t see the future. Even two years in the future is a long time. I do know I was ready for it in 2006. In the end, they went for Steve McClaren, which was a massive disappointment.”