Armstrong open to Northern Ireland

11 October 2011 01:35

Former Northern Ireland forward Gerry Armstrong would be prepared to replace outgoing manager Nigel Worthington if the Irish Football Association opt to make a part-time appointment.

Former QPR, Crystal Palace and Hull boss Iain Dowie has expressed an interest while the Shamrock Rovers management duo of Michael O'Neill and Jim Magilton have been strongly linked with the post after helping the League of Ireland club qualify for the group stages of the Europa League.

Armstrong told Sky Sports News: "I have got the capabilities to do the job but I don't know if I want to do it on a full-time basis. I think it's a part-time job, the manager will probably be in place 45 to 50 days a year, and if they wanted a full-time manager I probably wouldn't be interested in it. If it was a part-time job then I probably would be interested."

Armstrong worked as an assistant to former Northern Ireland boss Lawrie Sanchez from 2004 until quitting the position in August 2006 for personal and business reasons.

Source: PA