Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is aiming at returning to management with a team competing in the Champions League.
The 51-year-old Scot’s name was earlier mentioned as a possible successor to Neil Lennon at Celtic, before the Scottish champions made a surprise move for Stromsgodset’s Ronny Deila.
Moyes revealed he has already turned down two offers to go back into management, and insists he has what it takes to manage teams in the elite league.
“I have had a couple of opportunities to go back in and chosen not to do anything just now,” he told the Guardian. “I am going to look for what I feel is the right opportunity. I would like to think I proved myself over the 11-year period at Everton and what I am capable of, and the level at which I want to manage.”
The former Everton boss was sacked 10 months after he was chosen as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor. He is not ruling out the idea of working in Spain and France, despite being a longtime admirer of the Bundesliga.
Moyes, currently on Holiday in Florida, added: “I got my real first taste of the Champions League this year and I thought I showed I can manage at that level. I would like somewhere that would give me a chance of being in the Champions League or a club that has ambitions of being in the Champions League.
“It could be at home or abroad. I have always liked the thought of broadening my horizons and learning a bit more and at the moment I am quite comfortable watching and learning. I will go away and learn and look again to see what is happening.”