Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that he received an offer to work in China.
The Chinese Super League (CSL) has hit the headlines on a global scale in recent months, after a number of high-profile players declined offers to play in Europe in favour of making the switch to China. Chelsea midfielder Ramires, Jackson Martinez of Atletico Madrid, and Liverpool target Alex Teixeira have all made the move to the CSL during the current transfer period.
There is mounting speculation that clubs are now turning their attention to luring big-name managers – including Jose Mourinho – and Moyes, who is without a job after being sacked by Real Sociedad last year, has revealed that he was approached about taking up a post in China.
For the moment, the Scot is focused on making a return to the Premier League, but admitted that China could become an option down the line.
“My heart has always been in the Premier League, but I’ve had an offer to go to China as well,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live. “I think I will [return next season], I have had numerous opportunities, especially since I have come back to England.
“I want to pick the right job, one that really excites me and one I am able to get my teeth into. You want to feel you can manage the way to want to manage.”
Should his hopes of coaching another Premier League team not come to fruition, Moyes conceded that he would also be interested in managing an international side.
“I would be interested. I’ve come through all the layers of football,” he said. “If the right international job came I don’t think I would say no, but at the moment, it’s club management [I’m interested in].
“It’s in my blood. I’ve managed 850 games and I would like to get to 1000.”