The Cottagers are hoping to name their successor to Roy Hodgson in the next couple of weeks and it had been suggested that Curbishley was one of the front runners to get the job.
However the former Charlton man says he has yet to get the call and is not holding his breath.
"I was told I was on the [Fulham] shortlist but that there were a couple of people ahead of me, so I knew that was going nowhere," Curbishley said in the London Evening Standard.
"I have got to wait and see if the phone rings. If you look at my career, my average position in the Premier League is 10th, so that is where I need to be looking.
"No offence to anyone else, but the Premier League is where everyone wants to be. I will maybe have to reposition myself. Who knows? Start over again, if I have to.
"It [West Ham] has damaged me a bit, because I have been out for a while, and it is hard to come back if you are away for too long."
Fulham last week