Manly legend Geoff Toovey is keen on a return to rugby league while he bides his time plugging away as a chartered accountant.
Toovey was sacked as Sea Eagles coach in 2015 despite taking the team to a grand final and preliminary final during his four-year tenure following the sudden departure of Des Hasler in 2011.
Toovey’s business acumen opens him up to several opportunities in the game apart from coaching, with administrative roles within the NRL in his sights as well.
The two-time premiership winner applied and was subsequently overlooked for the Warriors job which ultimately went to Stephen Kearney.
Toovey said he would be interested in a role as an assistant similar to what John Cartwright has done at the Sea Eagles after being head coach at the Titans.
“I’d like to think I’ll be back in the game,” Toovey told Rugby League Week.
“I’ve always wanted to get involved again and although I’ve obviously had a history in coaching I’m open to anything that might come up in other areas of the game.
“I’d like to think I’ve got something to offer and I can certainly say I’ve never been afraid of hard work. I’ve kept working all along as a charted accountant while I’ve been seeking opportunities in the game, but it’s been hard.
“I’ll keep looking and I’ll be ready if an opportunity arises.”