West Brom defender Jonny Evans is backing Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill for the Scotland job.
However, Evans anxiously hopes O'Neill will decide to rebuff any SFA offer and remain with his current employers.
He said, "I think it's a difficult one for players to comment on.
"As a manager, he's unbelievable, we all love him and every single player plays for him. He's such a good manager and it would be a shame to lose him.
"But we know on the other side that management is such a difficult job. If something came up where it would be difficult to turn down, no-one would ever begrudge him that.
"Can I understand why there is interest in him? Yes, definitely. He's so inspirational, he's very tactical. Even the other night, we had just got off the plane and were on the bus on the way to the hotel."