ALEX McLeish has confirmed he is eager to return to management after it was revealed the Scot has applied for the Millwall job.
McLeish, 54, has thrown his hat into the ring to become Kenny Jackett's successor at The Den, and believes he has "unfinished work" in the game after disappointing spells at Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest in recent years.
Speaking on Soccer AM, McLeish said: "My experience at Villa was quite tough – it was draining, and at the end I felt like I needed a break from the game. But no sooner are your trekking around the garden centre than you're desperate to get back in again.
"That's the masochist in you – getting back into the game, because it's a tough gig at times. It's unforgiving and can be very stressful. The attrition rate for coaches throughout Europe is quite high. You don't get a lot of time.
"There is a fickleness about it. One minute you're the flavour of the month and the next you're thinking why you aren't getting mentioned for any jobs. I need to get the PR going!"
Asked whether he had applied for many jobs, McLeish added: "I don't know, I need to see if my agent has put my CV out there. There are a lot of attractive clubs [without a manager], so you never know. Watch this space.
"I wouldn't mind a crack at managing abroad in France, Spain or Germany but my first love would be England and to resume my managerial career here. I feel I have unfinished work."
Meanwhile, national newspaper reports have claimed that former Millwall boss Dennis Wise, who lead the club to the FA Cup final in 2004, is also interested in the job.