I was hoping that he'd have a bigger influence in things now, but not necessarily as a coach. If he's putting himself forward as a candidate though then he becomes the only one. He's the only man that lends any sort of legitimacy to the search for a new manager, and if he feels that he can do it then it shoulkd be him. He's already at the club, has an understanding of the current youth system, which will be crucial over the coming seasons, and a rapport with those involved there. If he feels he can do the job, even with the decade out of management, I'd be inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. I don't think he'd take on the job if he wasn't convinced he could do it, he wants what's best for the club first and foremost.