Paolo Di Canio has revealed that he is "ready to return" to football management.
The Italian was sacked by Sunderland in September after a poor start to the season, which saw the Black Cats win just one of their first six matches.
However, following a period out of the game, the former Swindon Town boss says that he is looking for a new job and believes that his role in keeping Sunderland up in the 2012-2013 season should not be overlooked.
"I am ready to return. Five games cannot cancel what I did in the seven games before then, when I saved the club," Di Canio told BBC Sport.
Di Canio achieved promotion from League Two while at Swindon.