Fowler wants Northern Ireland job

Robbie Fowler is interested in the Northern Ireland managerial positionRobbie Fowler has throw his hat into the ring to be Northern Ireland’s new manager with the former Liverpool striker keen to lead them to the 2014 World Cup.

The 36-year-old is currently boss at Thailand side Muangthong United but is eager to return to the UK and has hinted that he would like to replace Nigel Worthington who stepped down after failing to secure Euro 2012 qualification.

Fowler took a series coaching courses in the summer and Ireland striker and former Cardiff City teammate Warren Feeney has disclosed the former Anfield hero’s desire to take the job.

He said: “I’ve been speaking to Robbie and he is very keen on the Northern Ireland job.

“He’s an ambitious young manager who believes he has the ability to turn around Northern Ireland’s fortunes and he’ll be applying. 

“He’s doing well in Thailand but sees the Northern Ireland job as a wonderful opportunity.”

Should the Irish FA choose to appoint Fowler he’ll have a tough task to ensure they are booking tickets to Brazil in 2014. They have been drawn in Group F and will have the daunting task of overcoming Portugal, Russia, Israel, Azerbaijan and Luxembourg if they are to qualify for the first time since 1986.

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