Former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr admits it is unlikely he will receive a suitable offer to return to management, but remains keen to be back involved in such a role.

The 62-year-old possesses a wealth of experience but has been absent from the dugout since leaving his last job as Faroe Islands manager in 2011.

In the latest episode of Different Class, Kerr discusses his career in football and said he is not prepared to take a job that would be a "short-term fix" for a club or country.

He said: “I think I have a skill set and experience and keep close to the game by attending matches, my media work and by continuing to read and study the game. I'd like to use that experience if the opportunity came. The opportunities have come at times.

“But I don't want to work at a club where the chairman is treating it like a play thing and treating the management and the staff like servants that can be dismissed at his whim because you lose a couple of games.Or because he doesn't like your accent or he doesn't like your date of birth or whatever it might be.

“I'm not interested in working in that. There are so many clubs that seem to be run in that fashion by chairman.

“I'm not interested in taking up a job in a club or in a league where the average lifespan of the manager is nine months or 10 months because anything I have done [has been the opposite].

“I had 10 years at Pat's, I had five or six years with the FAI as a voluntary coach. I was almost 10 years with the FAI as youth team manager, technical director and senior team manager, I worked for 27 years in UCD as a science laboratory technician.

“I stuck with the Faroes for three years and probably would have stayed longer if the circumstances had been slightly different. It was difficult living away all the time when there wasn't that many games [to attend].

“I’m not prepared to take a job with someone for a short-term fix for them, only to possibly dump me out because the personnel changes or the chairman or CEO changes. Unless I'm offered something by someone I can feel I can trust, and someone who really appreciates my style, my ways of working and my principles, then I don't go and do it. And I haven't done it since I have left the Faroes.

“I have had some offers. I have talked to some countries about international jobs, very far away from here, and some not so far away from here. I haven't got anything yet but I would like to have something. It is 10 years since I had anything here so it doesn't seem likely.”

In an in-depth discussion with RTÉ’s Dave Kelly, Kerr talks about how in early life he anticipated a future as a manager, as well as looking back a fantastic time with St Patrick's Athletic, success with the underage Republic of Ireland sides and the process that led to becoming senior manager.

The return of Roy Keane to international football was the most fascinating episode in his two and-a-half years in charge of the Irish team.

Working with the former Manchester United player remains a highlight for Kerr - the comeback from Saipan was a complex situation to solve for the Drimnagh man.

“There was a niggle in my head that was saying that this isn't dead, Roy still wants to play for Ireland.

“It would have been a ferociously poor ending to his career as an Irish player. He had made such a marvellous contribution and to end his career in that style and controversy of the 2002 World Cup.....I knew there was something probably within him saying 'I still would like to do it'.

“I approached him again and remarkably it was on the opening night of the Special Olympics in Croke Park. We just happened to bump into each other at a big reception before it. He said 'you'd have a bit of a chance in that group'.

“I said 'and we'd have a much better chance if you got your boots back on and played'. That was the start of it. We had a little bit of banter about it.

“It was fabulous to have that time to work with him and see his approach, discipline, preparation for games, mindset and impact in training as well as in the matches. It was great to see. To have that opportunity to work with him, I really enjoyed it.”

The spell with the Faroes ranks as another excellent achievement for Kerr with a win over Estonia and draw with Northern Ireland among the notable results achieved in his time with the international minnow.

It also gives insight into what motivates him as a manager.

He concluded: "This madness that is in me, in terms of taking on teams and saying we'll do something with this. We'll find a way to win.

“We'll scheme a pattern of play that suits the players we have. We'll excite people a little bit.

“That was in me even with at the time was the third lowest ranked team in Europe."

Brian Kerr was speaking in the latest episode of Different Class. Listen below.