Malky Mackay admits he is looking to get back into management as soon as he can.
Mackay has been out of work since being sacked by Cardiff in December but has been linked with a number of posts, including his former club Norwich.
The 42-year-old is keeping his options open - but hopes to be back involved again soon.
He told Sky Sports News at the Football Writers' Association's Footballer of the Year dinner: "I've got to have a look and see what's out there at the moment.
"It's waiting and seeing the lie of the land - but I'm looking to get back in as quickly as possible."
Mackay dropped his legal claim against Cardiff last week after reaching a settlement on his sacking.