Owen Coyle open to Scotland approach

Former Bolton manager Owen Coyle has told BBC Radio Scotland that he would be "open" to an approach about the vacant Scotland manager's job.

Coyle, who was sacked by Bolton in October , revealed he had already turned down two offers from clubs in England.

However, the Glaswegian admitted he would listen to any approach from the Scottish Football Association.

"I'm always open to hearing what someone has to say. It's a great job, that's for sure," he said.

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

Owen Coyle

"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, 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."

Coyle also had sympathy for outgoing Scotland boss Craig Levein , who was sacked on Monday.

"My first thoughts are with Craig, as I get on very well with Craig," he said.

"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."

The Glasgow-born 46-year-old won one cap for the Republic of Ireland in a nomadic playing career which saw time at Airdrie, Bolton, Dundee Utd and Motherwell among others.

Coyle had a spell as Falkirk co-manager alongside John Hughes, before taking over at St Johnstone in 2005.

Impressive cup runs while at Perth led to a move to Burnley in November 2007.

He then controversially moved to Burnley's local rivals Bolton in 2010.

However, the Trotters were relegated from the Premier League in 2012, and a slow start to the Championship campaign led to Coyle's removal from the manager's position.