Long Island royalty Riley after England women’s job

Paul Riley has thrown his hat in the ring for the England women’s national team job.

Paul Riley has thrown his hat in the ring for the England women’s national team job.

The 49-year old Liverpool-born coach has spent his entire career in the USA but is prepared to return home in order to oversee the Three Lionesses following the recent dismissal of Hope Powell.

"I've coached for a long time, with a lot of experience, at a lot of different levels, a lot of different type of personalities," Riley said in an interview with BigAppleSoccer.com.

"I look forward to coaching on the international stage. I think it would be a great step forward at this point."

The former Long Island Rough Riders and Fury head coach is aware that there are plenty of others in for the job but is confident he could handle such a role.

"There are a lot of international candidates," he added. "I think they want to go international, which would be great. I think I have been an English guy who has been working in the states for 30 years.

"Probably the best women's soccer in the world is in the US. That fact ... will probably help me.

"I think that I'm English, too, is nice. It's always nice to go within your own country and find a coach. Having been in the states, it's probably a good time. I've probably seen all of the top players here, coached a lot of the top players here."

 
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