St Kilda caretaker Brett Ratten would consider making a stunning return to former club Carlton as its next senior coach.
Ratten will lead the Saints until the end of the season following the departure of former senior coach Alan Richardson.
The 48-year-old coached the Blues between 2007-2012 and is open to pitching for the vacant coaching position.
"I'd consider it," Ratten told reporters on Thursday.
"But that hasn't happened and I'm just worrying about what I can do at the St Kilda footy club.
"I've been very fortunate that they came to me last year with Richo and offered me a spot here and I've really enjoyed my time here. My focus is on what we can do here at the Saints and try and get some wins on the board."
A candid Ratten discussed how he has changed as a person since his last stint as a senior coach.
“I’m probably not as emotional,” he said.
“When you’re a younger coach — and probably sometimes being at the club that you played for, I probably got caught up a little bit in being there as well.
“I’ve had a lot go on in my life since that period and maybe I look at life a lot different too. I have a laugh and enjoy it because there’s some things that you can change and there’s some things that you actually can’t change.
“When you’re in a senior coaching role you’re probably trying to do the right thing by fixing everything but sometimes, you just can’t do that.”
St Kilda face the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium on Sunday afternoon.