David Moyes is hoping his next club are prepared to give him the chance to build a team that Manchester United did not.
In an interview with BBC Sport, the former Everton boss revealed he is ready to return to management after his disastrous spell in charge at Old Trafford came to an end in April - just 10 months after being named Sir Alex Ferguson's successor.
"I am ready to return," Moyes said. "I have enjoyed the time off but I have to wait for the right job and make sure it is one that I want."
United endured their worst ever season in the Premier League era under the Scot, who was dubbed the 'Chosen One' following his appointment in May 2013. Despite signing a six-year contract, the club chose to scrap those plans after the club missed out on Champions League qualification.
The Scot now believes it is time to begin proving his critics wrong and repair the formidable reputation he made for himself during 11 years at Goodison Park.
"I'm really ambitious. I would never have left Everton for anybody but an ambitious football club. And I thought Manchester United would have given me that opportunity.
"I 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.
"I also think that I am good at spotting and identifying young players, not only young players, but players.
"Over the years, we have brought in a lot of players at Everton and I think that they worked well. So if the opportunity came, then hopefully I will be able to make it work."
Moyes added he would like to return to management in the Premier League but did not rule out taking on a job away from these shores.
"I've had several people contact me about jobs," he added. "None of them have turned round and said 'here is a job it's yours'.
"But people have asked me if I have had any interest in jobs. The clubs that have come calling, I just felt that they weren't right."
Moyes's dismissal followed a 2-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park in a season where United lost 12 league games, 11 of which came under Scot's tenure.
Seven months on from his dismissal, he maintains the decision still came as a shock.
"I got the job and I expected it to be a six-year plan," he said. "I signed a six-year contract... disappointed it didn't go to plan. I expected to be given an opportunity to fulfil that and it wasn't what was expected.
"It was really difficult when I lost the job initially because I didn't really see it coming, even though I had been losing games.
"I knew that it could be difficult but I joined a club that I felt stood behind their managers, made sure they supported them in difficult times. And, you know, Sir Alex had difficult times when he first took over.
"And I do understand that the landscape has changed a little bit in football, but I think that United always stood for the right things and I expected them to do what was right with me."