David Moyes says his best days as a manager are yet to come as he focuses on "winning trophies and being successful".
The former Manchester United boss is almost certain to be relegated with Sunderland at the end of the season.
The club's 2-2 draw with West Ham on Saturday was one of two points they have accrued from a possible 24 since February, leaving the Black Cats nine points from safety at the bottom of the Premier League.
After a decade of steady improvement at Everton, the 53-year-old Scot took over at the Red Devils where he failed to see out his first season having signed a six-year contract.
He lasted just a year with Real Sociedad before making his return to the English top-flight with Sunderland at the beginning of the current campaign.
Looking back at his time at Old Trafford, Moyes explained that despite his previous managerial struggles, he expects to bounce back.
"I don't think you ever get offered the Manchester United job if you're a bad manager. You only get that position if you've had something to show previously," he said.
"Management changes. You need players around you and there are different stages in managerial careers.
"I think the best is still to come. I’m looking forward to winning trophies and being successful again."
Moyes added that his time with United would have been different had he won an early trophy.
Under Jose Mourinho the club won the EFL Cup by beating Southampton in February while Moyes lost in the semi-finals. United are also in the Europa League quarter-finals this season.
He added: "You have to win trophies at Manchester United and Jose has a trophy under his belt quickly. I lost to Sunderland on penalty kicks in the semi-final.
"It's small margins at times which can change things. That's what I’m talking about now – if we can get a small margin to go our way, it could alter things."