Northern Ireland assistant manager Glynn Snodin wants to help Nigel Worthington guide the international team into the Euro 2008 finals - and 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Speculation is mounting that the Irish FA are set to offer Worthington a new contract, however the Ballymena man says he is "open minded" about his managerial future.
West Ham coach Snodin, though, is loving working with the Northern Ireland players and he doesn't want his international adventure to end.
Worthington's contract with the Irish FA comes to a conclusion after the Euro 2008 qualifying double header against Denmark and Spain.
And Snodin is hoping he doesn't have to say farewell to the Green and White Army.
"I'm really enjoying the job," he said. "Just as a player wants to play at the highest level, I want to coach at the highest level and I really enjoy working with the players.
"Being away with Nigel and the team is fantastic and I have found it to be a very rewarding experience. As long as Nigel and the IFA want me to be involved I want to stay and help Northern Ireland enjoy more results like the positive one in Sweden.
"It's important that there is continuity and that we build on the good work we have been doing. We can still make the Euro 2008 tournament but of course it would be great to make a World Cup."