Alan Curbishley looking to return to management in Premier League

Last Updated: 10/03/13 2:00pm

Alan Curbishley says he's still on the hunt for work and is setting his sights on returning to management in the Premier League.

The former Charlton boss hasn't had a club since leaving West Ham in 2008, a departure that led to a drawn-out legal case for constructive dismissal which limited his immediate hopes of returning to football.

But he says that is behind him now and after almost landing the Wolves job last season he is looking to take any opportunity that comes his way with a top-flight side.

He admits it's getting harder as each day goes by, but he is eager to return to work.

Curbishley told Goals on Sunday: "My big problem was the West Ham thing, which took 18 months to sort out and rightly or wrongly that wasn't good for me.

"Over the last couple of seasons there have been some opportunities and I nearly got back in but it wasn't quite right.

"You never know. I think my record stands up and I'm still the sixth longest-serving Premier League manager in terms of appearances - and I haven't been around for four years!

"Hopefully something might happen. I've come close to coming back into the Premier League - last season the Wolves situation was very close but it wasn't to be. I spoke to them, along with other managers at the time, and it didn't happen.

"I'm disappointed now about that because you've got to back in at some stage. The longer you're out you're forgotten.

"I would like to get back in. If a Premier League opportunity was out there then I would like to get back in.

"But with new managers coming in it's becoming increasingly difficult for managers to get a job in the Premier League.

"My record's good, but I've been out for some time, so I probably need a chairman to take a gamble."