Thursday 23 November 2017

Kerr, Quinn keen on North job

Faroe Islands boss Brian Kerr and Jimmy Quinn have emerged as the latest contenders for the Northern Ireland manager's job.

"If they offered me the job tomorrow, I might well take it," said former Republic boss Kerr.

Kerr's family is from Belfast and his record with the Faroes has been impressive since taking over in 2009. The European minnows have won championship qualifiers against Lithuania and Estonia and they drew 1-1 with Northern Ireland a year ago.

Quinn (51), who manages Northern Premier Division side Nantwich Town, scored 12 goals in 48 appearances for Northern Ireland between 1985 and 1996.

"It would be a dream come true to get an interview," said the former Reading, Swindon and Cambridge boss.

"I played for Billy Bingham, perhaps the best Northern Ireland manager ever, and I've taken on many of his principles."

Martin O'Neill has ruled himself out of the running, but Jim Magilton and Iain Dowie have declared an interest.

Irish Independent

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