Stuart McCall has ruled himself out of the running for the Scotland job

Stuart McCall: In awe of other candidates for Scotland post

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Motherwell boss Stuart McCall says he does not want to be considered for the vacant Scotland manager's job.

The 48-year-old was being tipped as an outside bet to take over the reins after Craig Levein was axed by the Scottish Football Association on Monday.

Leeds-born McCall, who was capped 40 times by Scotland, says he would relish the chance to run the national side but not for another decade.

He said: "If it was to come about in 10 years' time it would certainly be a job I would be honoured to do. It would be an absolute honour. Despite the accent, I'm as patriotic as any Scot.

"The biggest playing highlight I've ever had was making my debut. I managed to play 40 times and it's something that will always live with me.

"But there are five greater candidates out there than myself, with greater experience and knowledge. There are some terrific candidates. I think it's a job for an experienced manager.

"If you look at the candidates there are two managers who have already managed the national team, Alex McLeish and the best manager I've ever worked for, Walter Smith.

"There are two other men, who are great football men, with a lot of respect for them, in Gordon Strachan and Owen Coyle. Then, somebody who was my boyhood idol, Joe Jordan."