Former Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz has suggested he rejected the chance to replace Roy Hodgson as Fulham’s new manager this summer, and has made it clear he’s not worried about his future after being fired as Portugal coach earlier this month.

The 57-year-old was recently handed a six-month ban for obstructing the work of the Portuguese doping authorities. The Seleccao’s disastrous start to the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign made things even worse for Queiroz and the Portuguese FA eventually opted to fire the former Manchester United assistant.

Queiroz has now revealed that he received some interesting offers last summer and he’s confident that he’ll find a new job soon.

“I did already receive a number of interesting offers earlier this summer, when I was still under contract with the Portuguese football association,” Queiroz was quoted as saying by RTP.

“Fulham made an attempt to sign me, while I could also have taken over as head coach of Japan’s and Australia’s national sides. Therefore, I’m not too worried about my future. New opportunities will come up.

“I will probably not stay in Portugal, as I prefer to coach abroad.”