Owen Coyle open to an approach from Scotland over manager's job

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Last Updated: 16/11/12 10:33am

Coyle: Levein was unlucky

Former Bolton boss Owen Coyle has admitted he would be willing to talk to the Scottish Football Association about the vacant manager's job.

The SFA are searching for a new boss following Craig Levein's sacking earlier this month and are hoping to have a new man in place in time for their next World Cup qualifier against Wales in March.

A whole host of names have been linked with the post and Coyle says he would be open to an approach over coaching the national team.

Speaking on Sky Sports 1's Footballers' Football Show, Coyle said: "Any job I've had people have come because I've never applied for a job.

"Geoff Brown [St Johnstone chairman] came to me when I was playing at Airdrie as assistant manager, Burnley approached me and Bolton obviously came for me when i was at Burnley so I've been very fortunate in that respect.

"So if somebody wants to come and speak to me of course I am always open. I have turned down a couple of things in the last couple of weeks because I didn't think they were the right thing for me at this time.

"At the end of the day whatever happens, I know I am ready for the next challenge when it comes about."