Gary Rowett admits he would like the Burton manager's job on a permanent basis.
Rowett has been in charge on a caretaker basis since the sacking of Paul Peschisolido. The 38-year-old suffered defeats in his first two games but ended the club's 16-match winless run with victory over Gillingham on Tuesday night.
Former Albion player Rowett knows he still has to prove himself as chairman Ben Robinson considers his options to fill the vacancy.
"I don't fancy being unemployed, signing on and doing the gardening!" Rowett told the Burton Mail. "But I've said to the chairman all along that if he feels the club is better going in a different direction, I'll support that because I'm unselfish and I want the club to succeed.
"I've been here as a player and I've been here as a coach, and that's my primary aim.
"I think we need to do a lot more work first before we can even talk about it (the manager's job). All I can do is try my damnedest to get results, follow my principles that I've gleaned over eight years of coaching and try to do the right things."