Carl Heggs says he would like the Hinckley United manager's job on a permanent basis.
Heggs has been put in caretaker charge of the Blue Square Bet North side following the resignation of the club's only previous boss Dean Thomas.
"Of course I want to be the manager," Heggs, 42, told BBC Radio Leicester. "I am young and ambitious. It would be a great opportunity for me."
The Knitters remain bottom of the table after Saturday's loss at Colwyn Bay.
But Heggs was encouraged by his side's display in the 3-2 defeat.
"We should have won the game," he added. "We have an inexperienced squad who showed they want to play for the club and they want to play for me.
"We were terrific at times and that was the best we have played all season."