Former Borussia Dortmund and Parma coach Nevio Scala is interested in the Hearts job but will not be phoning the Edinburgh club to plead his case.
Nevio Scala has a wealth of coaching experience
Scala was interviewed before George Burley was appointed, but owner Vladimir Romanov has since sacked the Scot and his successor, Graham Rix.
"Of course I am interested again, but Mr Romanov knows my number," Scala told BBC Sport.
"If he speaks to me, fine. If not, that's fine too."
Lithuanian Valdas Ivanauskas has been appointed interim boss until the end of the season, but Romanov has expressed doubts about his experience for the job.
Former Scotland and Germany coach Berti Vogts has also applied, but Romanov appears to want someone with greater club experience at Champions League level.
Former Hearts manager Craig Levein and Italian World Cup winner Marco Tardelli are also keen on taking over at Tynecastle.
"My feeling is Mr Romanov will speak to a lot of coaches before making up his mind," said Scala.
"I think I have enough experience for this job. I took Dortmund to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
"I am not too old - I think I have just enough experience."
The 58-year-old Italian, who has also coached in Russia, Turkey and Ukraine, won the Uefa Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup with Parma.
"I am ready to take the job, but I know I am not the only one and there are others interested," added Scala.