Newcastle interim boss John Carver has said he wants to take over full-time at St James' Park, following the Magpies' 2-0 defeat at Chelsea.
Carver took charge of the team as a caretaker as the beginning of the month after former manager Alan Pardew decided to join Crystal Palace.
The Magpies have since lost two games against Leicester City and Chelsea, but Carver wants an opportunity to prove his worth and implement his own ideas into the team.
When asked by BBC after the Chelsea defeat whether he is interested in the managerial job, he admitted: "A million percent I want this (the job).
"I've not had any conversations with Mike Ashley. I've spoken to (managing director) Lee Charnley a number of times to tell me to prepare the team but that's it."
Meanwhile, Carver laments the defeat at Stamford Bridge, after his side were much better than the Blues during the first half of the game.
"We had two or three great chances – Moussa Sissoko hitting the post, and Cabella, who was outstanding all day, brought off a great save from the goalkeeper," he said.
"We've come here and said 'Listen, give them the respect, but make sure we don't just park the bus,' and we didn't do that. We actually took the game to them and I think we surprised José a little bit. But they got the result and that's what counts."
But Oscar scored the opener before the half-time following a quickly taken corner, while Diego Costa sealed the victory for the Blues in the second half.
"It's a little bit unfortunate because we spoke about it yesterday and we covered the points on short corners, because against the best sides they get it down and play quickly and they can hurt you with the quality they've got," he said.
"The time when it came as well [hurt us] – just before half-time. I thought if we could get in at 0-0 and regroup again and reinforce some of the gameplan points then we'd be OK, but the goal just came at the wrong time."