I am a consultant at this company for long time now. I have a very good reputation as a person with good technical know-how, highly experienced in most of the bread and butter products of the company and being a fearless speaker.
In the past my manager had asked me if I am interested in the Sr developer role position but I let the opportunity go saying I am only looking for the lead position since I have so much of experience at the company. This happened about 3 years back. But I noticed that there are a no lead positions open during this time and looks like there will be none in near future. And now I think I have spent enough time in this company and not motivated anymore to go outside looking for the full time job and I am even satisfied with the sr developer role if not the lead. But now my manager is not even asking me if I am interested to join as a full timer.
My question is - Since I have rejected the same position earlier, how can I let the manager know that I am ok joining as a sr developer role. I don't want to sound like a loser or that I am not competent enough to find better opportunities elsewhere.