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Coyle: Ireland job interests me

ONE-CAP-WONDER Owen Coyle says he'd be interested in managing the Republic of Ireland, but only after he's had another chance at club management in England.

The former Burnley and Bolton boss has been out of work for four months since he was axed by Bolton and while he would be keen to manage his country at some stage in the future for now the focus is on the club scene for Coyle, who has been linked with the manager's job at Championship side Huddersfield.

"If that ever came about and the circumstances were right, then of course," said Coyle when asked about the Irish job. "I never speak about jobs people are in but if we're talking hypothetically, anyone who's been involved in the Irish set-up would consider it an honour if asked to be manager of the national team.

"I wouldn't rule out anything and I'll always listen to what people have to say but, at the age I'm at, 46, you love the buzz of the day to day.

"Having been involved in the Championship and with three years in the Premier League, at this moment in time, I'd be looking to work in England but you never say never in football."

CORK CITY boss Tommy Dunne is happy to see English midfielder Adam Rundle make a return to League of Ireland football.

City have announced the arrival of Rundle (28) the fourth close-season signing after Daryl Kavanagh, Danny Furlong and Darren Dennehy, as the player is already familiar with the LOI from a spell with Dublin City in 2004.

"I am delighted that Adam is coming in. He is a wide player, which is a position we needed to fill and is a good addition to the squad," said Dunne, who has appointed defender Kevin Murray as captain for the 2013 season.