FORMER Wanderers boss Gary Megson says his spell in temporary charge of West Brom has reignited his desire to return to management.

It is five years since Megson left his last post at Sheffield Wednesday, after which he served as Tony Pulis's assistant at the Hawthorns.

But having taken the side for the last two games following Pulis's departure - earning a point against Newcastle United and Tottenham - the 58-year-old said he would be interested in the right dugout role, shoud one become available.

"It's whetted my appetite to get back into it," Megson told BBC Sport. "Whether I will or not, I don't know.

"The last three years I haven't applied for any jobs and that was the end of it.

"From now-on I will apply for managerial roles but only ones that suit me. If it doesn't suit, I'll just go back to doing what I was doing."

Megson took charge of 98 Premier League games at Wanderers and led them to safety in 2007/8 against the odds.

He also earned a first home league win over Manchester United in nearly 30 years plus famous UEFA Cup wins over Atletico Madrid, Red Star Belgrade and a historic draw at Bayern Munich.

Megson also signed some top class players at Wanderers including Chung-Yong Lee, Gary Cahill and Gretar Steinsson, yet he never won over the Bolton fans and admitted after leaving the club in December 2009: "I liked Bolton as a club, but the fans didn't like me.

"I don't particularly like them either."