Derek Adams is ready to find a new challenge in football after reaching a settlement with former club Ross County this week.
The 39-year-old was sacked by the Dingwall side in August after a poor start to the season.
Adams, who led County to a first ever Scottish Cup final in 2010 and earned them promotion to Scotland’s top flight, has spent time in Spain with Real Sociedad manager David Moyes talking about how to cope with being out of the game.
He said: “I am just a week out of finally finishing my contractual situation with Ross County.
“I have come to an agreement and now I can look to move on.
“I am doing radio and TV work and going to games.
“I went to Spain last week to watch matches and I have been watching German, Dutch and Swiss teams train as well.
“It has been a nice break for me but I am ready to get back in now.”
Adams said he was not in the running to replace Alex Neil at Hamilton Accies and accepts it could be difficult to land a job in Scotland, despite a long list of notable achievements on his CV.
He added: “Clubs are going down the avenue of appointing younger managers. It is a cheaper option – we have seen it with the likes of Gary Teale going in at St Mirren, John Potter taking over at Dunfermline and Mark Burchill at Livingston.
“That is the way Scottish football is going just now.
“I am not saying it is the wrong way or the right way but I do think these boys need a little bit of experience beside them.
“They don’t know the pitfalls. They have youthfulness and a bit of know-how but we have to watch out that we don’t get rid of the experienced people in the game.”