Owen Coyle thinks the Scotland job would be a fantastic opportunity
Owen Coyle says he would definitely be interested in the Scotland manager's job if he were to be approached.
Last Updated: 07/11/12 1:56pm
The Glasgow-born Coyle was capped by the Republic of Ireland but played most of his football in Scotland and began his managerial career with Falkirk and St Johnstone.
He is currently out of work after being dismissed by Bolton last month and has been mentioned in connection with the Scotland post, now vacant after Craig Levein was fired on Monday.
Asked by BBC Radio Scotland if he was interested in the position, Coyle said: "I'm always open to hearing what someone has to say. It's a great job, that's for sure, 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 but I've listened to what people have had to say.
"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."
The 46-year-old also expressed his sympathy for Levein, who was shown the door after the Scots managed just two points from their opening four World Cup qualifiers.
"My first thoughts are with Craig, as I get on very well with Craig," said Coyle. "I think we all understand how that works 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."