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Jordan flattered by Scotland link

06 Nov 2012 09:47:48

Jordan flattered by Scotland link

Former striker Joe Jordan is pleased to be mentioned as a possible Scotland manager as the search for Craig Levein's successor begins.

Nearly three weeks since the defeat to Belgium left Scotland bottom of their World Cup qualifying group with two points, the Scottish Football Association announced on Monday that Levein was no longer in charge. Jordan, who served as first-team coach at Tottenham under Harry Redknapp, has welcomed reports linking him with the Scotland job.

"I know there will be a lot of names, a lot of speculation," Jordan, who has managed Hearts, Stoke and Bristol City, told BBC Radio 5 Live. "I am Scottish, I'm a proud Scotsman and a person that wants to work. And, for my name to be mentioned, yes, it's nice to be linked with the national job."

As well as Jordan and bookmakers' favourite Gordon Strachan, Kenny Dalglish has also been linked with the post, although former Scotland forward John Robertson believes whoever takes charge faces a tough challenge.

"It's a hard job. The Tartan Army demand a lot, the press demand a lot. The players are certainly talented but it's getting the results, you have to get results as a manager," Robertson said.

"I don't see the benefit of changing mid-campaign because if one of the big guns that they're talking about - Strachan, Dalglish, Joe Jordan - come in and don't do well for the rest of the campaign they could be under pressure before the end of this campaign finishes."


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