• 'I feel I've still got some time left in club football,' says McLeish
• Joe Jordan admits interest although Gordon Strachan favourite
Alex McLeish has played down speculation linking him with a return to the Scotland manager's role and tipped Gordon Strachan for the vacant post.
Strachan is the clear favourite to succeed Craig Levein, who was relieved of his duties by the Scottish Football Association on Monday evening. The early indications are that the former Coventry City, Celtic and Southampton manager would accept the job on the right terms.
McLeish, a former team-mate of Strachan at Aberdeen, was also seen as a candidate to be on the SFA's shortlist. Yet in an interview with TalkSport, the 53-year-old said: "Gordon looks a pretty good choice.
"I don't want to say I don't want the Scotland job but I feel I've still got some time left in club football."
McLeish, who has been out of work since leaving Aston Villa, departed the Scotland job in 2007 to take charge of Birmingham City. He added: "I left the national team to take up club football. I felt I was missing the day-to-day stuff. I wouldn't like to be unfair to Scotland fans in terms of coming back to the job and being a hypocrite.
"There's nothing really pending, I had to have a break after Aston Villa and now I've got itchy feet again."
Joe Jordan, who is likely to enter the SFA thoughts, was more positive on the national job. "I am Scottish, I'm a proud Scotsman and a person that wants to work," he told the BBC. "And, for my name to be mentioned, yes, it's nice to be linked with the national job."
Jordan served as the first-team coach at Tottenham Hotspur under Harry Redknapp and has also managed Hearts, Stoke City and Bristol City.