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Souness distances himself from Scotland job

Former Liverpool star Graeme Souness has distanced himself from the vacant head coaching position of the Scotland national team.

The ex-Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle manager has been one name linked to replace George Burley who has been sacked as Scotland's boss but said he would not be applying.

"It's not up for grabs as we speak," said Souness.

"If it was up for grabs next week, next month or a year from now, I wouldn't be applying for it.

"I don't want the job. I wouldn't want the job. It's not for me at this time, my life is going in a different direction."

The former Scottish international, who was interviewed by the SFA prior to Burley getting the job in January 2008, said no manager would be able to turn the fortunes of the current Scottish litter.

"You could have Arsene Wenger or Alex Ferguson managing that group of players, but the outcome wouldn't be much different," Souness told Sky Sports News.

"It is (a difficult job) in the current climate simply because they don't have the quality.

"As a Scottish manager you can't go out and buy players. You're working with a group of players that the country has produced at that particular time."

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