Scala applies for Scotland job

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Italian coach Nevio Scala has revealed he has applied for the Scotland job.

The former Parma and Borussia Dortmund boss, 62, was on the Scottish Football Association's shortlist to succeed Craig Brown before Berti Vogts took charge in 2002 and was also in the frame when George Burley was appointed last year.

He said: "I have made my interest known to the Scottish FA. I have always had a great respect for Scottish football and have an affinity for the country."

He added: "I would want to have a Scottish coach working beside me and I believe I could do a good job.

"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."

Scala is currently a radio pundit in Italy after being sacked by Spartak Moscow.

But he enjoyed great success at Parma, leading them into Serie A and to the European Cup Winners' Cup, the UEFA Cup and the European Super Cup.

He has also managed in Germany, Turkey and Ukraine.

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