Italian coach Nevio Scala has confirmed he has applied to become Scotland’s next manager.
Scala, a former Parma and Borussia Dortmund coach, was in the running when George Burley took over last year.
He said: “I have made my interest known to the Scottish FA. I have a great respect for Scottish football and would want a Scottish coach working with me.”
The Scotland job became available after Burley was sacked last month following Scotland’s failure to qualify for next year’s World Cup finals in South Africa.
Scala is currently working as a pundit on Italian radio after being sacked by Russian side Spartak Moscow in 2004.
Scala, who has also managed in Germany, Turkey and Ukraine, added: “I’ve every confidence in my own ability and I am still hungry to be a successful coach. Why not with Scotland?
“I have coached in several European countries and I have always had no difficulties with language or settling in.
“We speak the universal language of football.”