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Motherwell's McCall distances himself from Scotland job

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has essentially ruled himself out of the running for the Scotland job.

The Scottish Football Association are on the hunt for a new boss after sacking Craig Levein yesterday but McCall is one man who does not want to be considered as he feels it is way too early in his managerial career to have such an important role.

"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," said the Leeds-born former Bradford City boss.

"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. "

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Andrew Slevison
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