BERLIN, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Christoph Daum, prevented from taking up his appointment as Germany coach in 2000 after testing positive for cocaine, would like the job back one day.
The Fenerbahce coach told a German magazine published on Friday that he expects his name to surface if Germany need a successor for Juergen Klinsmann after the World Cup.
'My name would once again be demanded by the public,' Daum told GQ lifestyle magazine.
When asked if he would accept, Daum added: 'I was already Germany trainer. So to be clear: Yes, yes, yes and yes again!'
Klinsmann has led Germany since 2004 and postponed any decision about extending his contract beyond 2006 until after the June 9-July 9 World Cup.
Daum, who steered VfB Stuttgart to the Bundesliga title in 1992, became the trainer-elect in 2000 but was discarded after testing positive for cocaine. The job went to Rudi Voeller.
Daum's cocaine trial ended in May 2002 when the proceedings were dropped after he agreed to pay a fine. He had faced up to five years in jail on charges of conspiring to purchase 100 grammes of cocaine and illegally using the drug 63 times.
His name emerged again as a possible candidate to succeed Voeller after Euro 2004 but he said then that he was not available and intended to remain at Fenerbahce.