The former Socceroo and NSL star spent two years in charge of Sydney Olympic in the NPL NSW from 2018 to the end of the 2019 season.

Under Saad, Olympic won the double in his season, claiming the league title and victory in the grand final in 2018.

Last year the club finished sixth and in August the 52-year-old resigned as head coach.

Saad said he enjoyed his time at Belmore Sports Ground.

"I just wanted to have a bit of a break, but I thoroughly enjoyed it," the ex-Johor, Sydney United and Olympic attacker told FTBL.

"The second season we finished sixth, we lost some good players and had some bad injuries to some of the top players. We blooded a lot of young players but still did really well.

"I coach the way that I played and the way I’ve been coached. You want the players to be fearless and enjoy the way they play. We played a good standard, we played some really good football.

"We had the best defence and the best attack – that sort of tells you something.

"We scored some great goals. I tried to make players think for themselves, which is very important on the football field. We really had a good group."

Saad said he was looking to coach overseas but that plan has been stopped by the Coronavirus.

"I had some offers to go back to Asia," he said.

"Obviously with the whole Coronavirus situation so things aren’t going to happen. I’d like to get back into coachig. I just wanted a little break. I’ve had that and now I’m itching to get back into coaching once again.

"If I can get back into an NPL job I’d be more than happy, but if there’s an A-League slot if I can get in there, maybe. Maybe as an assistant first to get myself back in there. I’m not worried about that, I know I can coach on my own. I think I’ve proven I can do that.

"I don’t have a big ego to go in there and [would be happy to] be part of a dual coaching role with the head coach. I know I can improve a lot of things, I think I’ve got a lot to offer in that sense and I’m proved it."

Saad believes there are plenty of quality coaches in the NPL across Australia who could thrive in the A-League.

"There is some really good talented coaches in the NPL who should be given opportunities," he said.

"We’re up to the game and we’ve proven we can coach. But we have to be looked at. I know there’s a lot of my fellow coaches who’ve done a great job coach ingin the NPL.

"We’ve got so much to give."