David Moyes says he is ready to revive his managerial career after his ill-fated tenure at Manchester United.
In his first broadcast interview since losing his job at Old Trafford in April, the former Everton boss, 51, told the BBC: "I am ready to return.
"I have enjoyed the time off but I have got to wait on the right job and make sure it's one that I want."
Moyes was sacked after less than 10 months in charge of United, following 11 successful years at Goodison Park.
The Scot believes he can repair his reputation and prove his critics wrong.
"I'm really ambitious," he said. "I would never have left Everton for anybody but an ambitious football club. And I thought Manchester United would have given me that opportunity.
"It didn't materialise that way, so I am hoping that the next club I join gives me the chance to build a team, because I think that is what I am good at.