Nantwich Town boss Jimmy Quinn has emerged as the latest contender for the vacant Northern Ireland manager’s position.

Quinn and Faroe Islands boss Brian Kerr were the latest to be linked to the position after the resignation of Nigel Worthington following Northern Ireland’s failure to qualify for the 2012 Euro Championships.

The Dabbers boss scored 12 times in 48 appearances for his country between 1985 and 1996.

And the 51-year-old, who also managed Reading, Swindon Town, Northwich Victoria, Shrewsbury Town and Bournemouth, has declared an interest in the role.

“It would be a dream come true to get an interview for the Northern Ireland job,” Quinn told the BBC.

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

“The way he was organised, the way he treated people, to get players to believe they were better than they were to grind out a result.

“I’ve taken over relegated teams or ones at the bottom of the league and turned them into winners – it wouldn’t be any different for my country.”

Jim Magilton and Iain Dowie have voiced an interest in the position, as have ex strikers Colin Clarke and James Quinn.

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