Sven-Goran Eriksson has expressed interest in becoming the next Scotland manager.
But the former Mexico boss suggested there has been no approach so far from the SFA and says reports linking him with the position have come “out of the blue”.
Eriksson was England boss between 2001 and 2006, overseeing quarter-final exits at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups and at Euro 2004.
Sven-Goran Eriksson has reportedly contacted the Scottish FA to declare his interest in replacing Alex McLeish as Scotland manager.
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Eriksson told talkSPORT: “This is absolutely news to me. I never heard about it and I never thought about it.
“It comes out of the blue, so I have no idea, but of course I’m honoured. Scotland is a big job, it’s a huge football country.
“Would I speak about it? Yeah, why not. It’s not very polite if you don’t want to speak to people.
“But I haven’t thought at all about it. We’ll see if it’s happening if there’s something behind it or not.”
When asked if he is keen for a return to the dugout, Sven added: “Yes absolutely.
“The passport is saying I am a certain age, but I don’t feel it. I still like to work, I love football.
“So if something interesting comes up I will go for it. If nothing happens, okay, that’s it. We’ll see.
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“There are a lot of people still going at my age and doing well – Roy Hodgson is one of them. I don’t feel old and I’m healthy, so I hope to sit on the bench again one day.
“I haven’t followed Scottish football for some years. I’ve seen some games and know some players but I’m not a specialist on it at this moment, absolutely not.
“But if you take on any football job it’s a challenge, it’s a full-time job for sure, more than full-time.”