"Having coped with that I can cope with anything.
"England was one of those things which didn't work out but I'm 47 and have a lot of years ahead - this is a new challenge and who knows where it might lead?
"But I have never been bitter about the experience."
He added: "One of my ambitions was to further my coaching education abroad.
"So far I've been quite pleased by the response.
"Sir Bobby Robson said 'The culture here is fantastic, the people are good, the football is good. You may even like the Press!' That I've yet to see."