Didi Hamann told Fantasy Football Club he wants to return to management
Last Updated: February 16, 2013 12:14pm
Former Liverpool and Germany midfielder Didi Hamann told Fantasy Football Club he still harbours hopes of returning to management.
The 2002 World Cup runner-up had a spell in charge of Conference side Stockport County after coaching roles at MK Dons and Leicester City, however his time at Edgeley Park ended in 2011 and he hasn't returned to the dugout since.
"If the right opportunity does become available I'd like to have another crack."
But the ex-Bayern Munich man says he is keen to take charge once again - he's just waiting for the right opportunity.
"I enjoyed it at Stockport and learnt a lot in a short space of time," he said.
"Certain things were out of my control but it was a good experience at a very good club and I wish them all the best for the future.
"I'm doing my last coaching qualification at the moment and once I've finished that there's the option of going back in. But there's a lot of competition for vacancies these days - however, if the right opportunity does become available I'd like to have another crack.
"The perfect scenario would be to takeover at an ambitious League Two or League One club - I don't want to start too high as I've still got a lot to learn - but that would probably be the best level to start.
"Although, my dream job would be Munich or Liverpool!"
Learnt from the best
Hamann has certainly had the opportunity to learn from the best during his playing days - with Der Kaiser Franz Beckenbauer - a World Cup, UEFA Cup, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 winner as a manager - among his former bosses.
And Hamann has fond memories of playing under the Germany legend whilst at Bayern Munich.
"He was a very charismatic man," said Hamann.
"He was kind of forced into it because they wanted to change the manager, asked him and he couldn't say no.
"I remember, we trained very early when he was in charge because he was a keen golfer!"