Like most out-of-work managers, Owen Coyle relishes a return to work.
However, the former Burnley and Bolton manager is aware of patiently choosing the right moment.
He explained: “I always feel that when the right fit comes along in terms of club then you know that feeling.
“I love football and I’m as enthusiastic about it as I always have been and I want to get back in, that goes without saying.
"But it has to be the right club for me and equally for them."
Coyle, who has been linked with the vacant Scotland job, outlined his coaching philosophy and enthusiasm for working with young players at The FA’s annual coaching event.
He added: “We all have an idea of how we want the game to be played and everybody has different philosophies. I think it is important that you have your own idea and you impart that experience to the players or coaches that are working with you.
“You have to be yourself. If you’re anything other, the players or whoever you’re working with can see through that. It’s important that you’re natural, fresh and clear in your ideas to get your point across.”
As Burnley manager, Coyle led the Clarets to the Premier League in 2010, before moving on to the Reebok. After a poor run of form, the former Trotters boss was dismissed in October 2012. Developing competitive teams is at the forefront of Coyle’s vision.
“We all want to win games, and we all know how it works at Premier League level, and you’ll be judged on that.
“But I think that it’s important that within all that you understand that you can win games with a pleasing style, passing and moving the ball, which all my teams have always done.
The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club conference showcased practical sessions from The FA’s Future Game philosophy. Coyle’s own views are very much in agreement.
“I want to be building the ball from the back, passing through midfield to wide areas and to strikers and passing and moving.
"The best sight in football is the ball hitting the back of the net. Second to that I love wide players, I love wingers taking on full-backs.”
Coaches can turn to pragmatic methods when in search of results, but the former Republic of Ireland forward is a believer that style can lead to success.
“I think you can combine both. I think you can have a pleasing style which is easy on the eye and entertaining and equally a style that can win you games.”
During his tenure at the Reebok, Coyle worked with many prestigious talents capable of playing that way. Jack Wilshere, Daniel Sturridge and Gary Cahill all worked under the 46-year-old.
“It gives you great satisfaction when you see young players develop and eventually fulfil their potential. The word ‘coach’ means to encourage them and to make them better.
“I’ve been very fortunate to work with an array of young talent and that’s something that I pride myself on. I love working with young players. Going back to philosophies, in terms of investing transfer fees, I’ve never paid a transfer fee for a player over 24 years of age.”
Developing a dedication for learning is Coyle’s advice for those young players who hope to emulate the likes of Wilshere and Sturridge.
“The important thing with young players is that they are open to learning, that they don’t think they know all the answers and that they’re the finished product.
“I think it’s great to see the ones who do want to stay behind and want to learn and want to develop. They’re the ones who go on to be big achievers in the game.”
The full interview with Owen Coyle will be available in April 2013’s edition of The Boot Room, The FA’s Licensed Coaches’ Club magazine.