Former England boss keen on return to international management

The 53-year-old has turned down 26 job offers since leaving his last coaching role in 2006.

Hoddle is currently running a football academy in Jerez in southern Spain.

“If I felt it (the academy) was running well in the next two years then I could see myself paralleling an international job with this definitely,” Hoddle told Reuters.

“I’ve done World Cups with England and you know when you’ve managed England it’s one of the biggest jobs in the world to cope and deal with and I felt we did very, very well the way we played when I was England manager,” he said.

“I’m young enough to go back into international football whoever would maybe like me to do that at some stage.”

He continued: “I don’t think I can sit here and say I’d like this job or that job. I’m not arrogant enough to say that.

“The United States is a nation that has always been interesting to me in their football development and I can see the academy maybe linking up in America at some stage because I think there’s genuine talent there.

“Whether that brings another road somewhere else who knows. I’ve set sail with this (the academy) at the moment and that’s what I want to do. And I’m very happy doing it.

“They have had to work really hard and I think they’ve achieved wonders considering there are three major sports ahead of football.

“Whether I’ve finished doing main management, I would never say no. I don’t think I’d shut the door on it.”