Iain Dowie admits he would love to take the Northern Ireland national team managerâ€™s job after Nigel Worthington finishes up.
The former Northern Ireland international striker has not been in a job since departing Hull City last year and would welcome the challenge of guiding his nation after Worthingtonâ€™s tenure comes to an end after tomorrow nightâ€™s Euro2012 qualifier with Italy.
"The proudest moment of my playing career was captaining my country and I'm always happy to help and the most important thing is Northern Ireland being a successful nation," he told Sky Sports News.
"I believe my CV stands up to scrutiny and if the IFA want to have a conversation with me I would be happy to do that.
"If I can help I would. It would be a conversation I would have to have.
"I have played for Northern Ireland and I would never turn my back on them."