Jordan happy to be linked to Scotland vacancy

Former Tottenham Hotspur coach Joe Jordan appears to have thrown his hat into the ring to replace Craig Levein as manager of the Scotland national team, after telling the BBC that he is pleased to be linked with the position and is keen to get back into work.

Jordan has been out of football since leaving Tottenham after Harry Redknapp was sacked over the summer to make way for Andre Villas-Boas, but after the Scottish Football Association brought the curtain down on Levein’s tenure as the country’s manager, Jordan may have eyed a route to return to football.

Levein was relieved of his duties after Scotland felt to the bottom of their World Cup qualification group, without a win and only two points to their name. The final straw for the SFA regarding Levein came with the consecutive defeats to Wales and Belgium in mid-October.

Jordan is one of a number of candidates already mentioned in connection with the post. Former Scotland managers Alex McLeish and Walter Smith have both been touted, as has ex-Celtic boss Gordon Strachan and Mark Wotte, currently the performance director of the SFA.

Welcoming the presence of his name in the mix, Jordan said: “ I know there will be a lot of names, a lot of speculation. And, for my name to be mentioned, yes, it’s nice to be linked with the national job.

I am Scottish, I’m a proud Scotsman and a person that wants to work.

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