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Former QPR, West Ham, Southampton striker Dowie wants Northern Ireland job

Iain Dowie admits he would love to take the Northern Ireland national team manager'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 Worthington's tenure comes to an end after tomorrow night'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."

Dowie has managerial experience with QPR , Oldham Athletic, Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Coventry City and Hull.

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