Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler wants to return to Britain and help guide Northern Ireland to the 2014 World Cup.
The 36-year-old former Anfield striker is manager of Muang thong United in Thailand however he is keen to succeed Nigel Worthington, who stepped down as manager after failing to reach Euro 2012.
His interest was confirmed through an unlikely source, Northern Ireland striker Warren Feeney, who played with Fowler at Cardiff and revealed he had been in contact with the striker known as God: ‘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.’
Former England international Fowler also played for Leeds, Manchester City Cardiff, Blackburn, North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory before his move to Thailand.
Northern Ireland faces a tough task if they are to get to the World cup in Brazil in 2014 having been drawn In Group F with Portugal, Russia, Israel, Azerbaijan and Luxembourg.