Scottish Football - Coyle expresses interest in Scotland job

Owen Coyle has expressed his interest in the vacant Scotland job as he prepares for a quick return to management.

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Scottish Football - Coyle expresses interest in Scotland job

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Owen Coyle has expressed an interest in becoming Scotland manager

The 46-year-old says he has rejected advances from clubs in England and abroad since parting company with Bolton last month. However, despite being out of work only a matter of weeks, Coyle is eager to be a boss again - but only if the right position comes along.

"Anybody who loves football loves to be involved and that won't change," Coyle said. "I'm as enthusiastic and ready to go as I've always been."

He added: "During those six weeks, I've been very fortunate and I've had a couple of approaches from clubs in England and further afield.

"But I just didn't think any of those were the right thing for me at this given time. I'm ready to go, I love football. It's fair to say, when the phone rings and it's the right thing, I'm fit and available."

Coyle added: "There is no doubt that the Scotland job is a terrific job for the right candidate.

"If they (the SFA) felt that I was one of those candidates and they wanted to speak, then, of course, I'm quite happy to listen and see what people think - how they want to progress and what they think of yourself and what you can bring to that job.

"I've worked as hard as a manager as I did as a player and maximised everything I had. Whatever I enter into, I go in giving everything I've got.

"If people felt you were worth speaking to about their club or national job or whatever it is, then I would be flattered if that came to be."

Gordon Strachan remains the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Levein, who was sacked on November 5 following a poor start to the World Cup qualifying campaign.

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