The 35-year-old former England star looked to be heading for a media career the minute he decides to hang up his size 12 boots.
But the 6ft 7in Stoke striker reckons having a shot at the top job is suddenly in his thinking.
Crouch has been taking his UEFA ‘B’ coaching badge having played under some of the top bosses in a glittering career at club and international level.
Over the years he’s commanded transfer fees of around £50m in spells at Tottenham, QPR, Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Southampton, Liverpool and Stoke.
Throw in 42 caps for England and an impressive international strike rate of 22 goals and Crouch isn’t short of big time experience.