Carrick leaves door open for England return
Michael Carrick of Manchester United
Carrick came in for some criticism prior to Euro 2012 when it emerged he had asked not to be considered for selection.
Most were unsympathetic to the 31-year-old, believing he should have been willing to make himself available no matter what.
Yet Carrick is anxious to point out that when the decision was made, it seemed highly unlikely he would even get in the squad, and with Capello out of the way, if the call came again, he might view it more favourably.
"I've had no contact from Roy Hodgson, so it would be wrong of me at this stage to make a decision either way," said Carrick.
"But I would consider it, definitely."
Carrick had been selected just once by Capello since the 2010 World Cup, for the August friendly straight afterwards when he was forced to pull out through injury.
"I didn't kick the door down and say: 'You've got to play me or I'll leave'," he said.
"It wasn't a case of that at all.
"It was more that if I wasn't going to play, I'd rather not go.
"During the World Cup I never featured and I was never really close to playing. That was a hard time.
"I just thought if it was going to be the same scenario again, I'd rather let someone else go in my place."