The former PSV Eindhoven and South Korea mastermind could be tempted into a second stint in charge of Australia if David Gallop and Frank Lowy pull the trigger on the incumbent
Dutchman Guus Hiddink would consider answering the Socceroos' distress call if Football Federation Australia opts to axe Holger Osieck.
Osieck is under intense pressure after overseeing a calamitous 6-0 friendly defeat to Brazil last weekend.
Many observers have called for the German to be sacked now, allowing his replacement time to restore confidence and shake up an ageing team ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Hiddink, the man who guided Australia to the 2006 finals and oversaw a successful performance at the tournament itself, is available, with agent Cees van Nieuwenhuizen confirming his client would listen to an approach from the governing body.
"If somebody from the FFA gives me a call I am sure Guus will seriously look at what they have to say," he told SBS.
"We could sit down and talk but the situation now is that Guus is at the moment taking a break and is looking to return to coaching at the end of the year.
"He plans to have a look at the World Cup draw in December and then look at the way ahead from there.
"He certainly still has [a] desire to coach at the top level and he has great memories of his time with the Socceroos.
"He loved the mentality of the players and their approach to the game and while we have not spoken about this issue between ourselves at this point, I am sure he would be more than willing to listen.
"He is in France now recharging his batteries – but I can say he has nothing but good memories of his time in Australia. So we will see what happens if the FFA contacts us again."
Australia's next match is another friendly away to France on October 11, followed by a game against Canada in London four days later.
Anything less than a much-improved performance from the Socceroos in those two fixtures could see Osieck's three-year tenure come to an abrupt end.