New England manager Fabio Capello may try to convince players like Paul Scholes and Jamie Carragher to reconsider their early retirement from the international game.
Capello will be officially unveiled as Steve McClaren's successor later today and he has already stated every player will begin with a clean slate.
However, he wants to have the best squad to choose from and has hinted he may go to players who have previously turned their backs on England.
'The players are first-rate and there are plenty to choose from,' he told The Times.
'Plus, there's one or two who retired who I hope to bring back.'
The Italian is aware his appointment has not been roundly welcomed with critics who were keen to see another Englishman given the job, while he also admits he will have to adjust to his first role in charge of a national team.
'It will take time and results to convince everyone,' he added.
'In sporting terms it's a very important challenge, and a tough one. I will have to get used to not working with players every day.
'It's harder to make an impact when you're only seeing the players once in a while.'