Coyle Interested in Scotland Job

  • November 07, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton manager Owen Coyle has declared his interest in becoming the next Scotland boss.

Scotland are searching for a new manager after Craig Levein was sacked on Monday and Coyle, who lost his job at Bolton in October, admits he would be willing to listen to the Scottish FA, after turning down two offers from English clubs in recent weeks.

"I'm always open to hearing what someone has to say," Coyle told BBC Radio Scotland. "It's a great job, that's for sure.

"It's a fantastic job for whoever's lucky enough to be asked to lead Scotland.

"I've already turned down a couple of approaches down here (England), but I've listened to what people have had to say and, for me, the next thing has to be the right fit in terms of matching the same ambition as I have.

"There's no doubt there's a good squad of players there.

"My first thoughts are with Craig, as I get on very well with Craig. I think we all understand how things work in football, and I wish him well for his speedy return to the game.

"I think Scotland are very fortunate that there's many fantastic candidates capable of doing that job."

Coyle, who was born in Paisley, is no stranger to Scottish football, having spent his entire playing career in the country, with the exception of a two-year spell at Burnden Park. He also managed Falkirk and St.Johnstone, before taking the reigns at Burnley in 2007.

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