David Moyes refused to really talk himself up for the Celtic job earlier.
The Scottish manager appeared on talkSPORT earlier to talk about his career so far and what comes next.
The vacant Scotland job was obviously mentioned, with Moyes emerging as one of the main contenders for it.
But so did the Celtic role, with the Glasgow club yet to reveal who their long-term manager will be.
Neil Lennon is the current favourite, but Moyes isn’t far behind.Embed from Getty Images
And given he’s not been in a job since leaving West Ham a year ago, you’d assume he’d jump at the chance of the Celtic job.
Yet that didn’t come across when Moyes was speaking about his future earlier.
Instead of pushing himself into contention for the Celtic job, Moyes insisted he’d be open to moving elsewhere for his next role.
Speaking on talkSPORT, per thescottishsun.co.uk, Moyes said: “I prefer the day-to-day but can I see myself being a national manager? Of course.
“But at the moment my first choice would be to go back into club management.
“I think I’d be open to whatever’s right [England or Scotland]. The best league to manage in is the English Premier League.
“I played for Celtic. But I’ve got to say, if I got a chance to go back and work in Spain again or a chance to work in Germany or Italy I would take those opportunities as well.”
That doesn’t sound like a manager close to the Celtic job or even desperate to get it.
Moyes has managed in England and Spain during his career, taking charge of Preston, Everton, Manchester United, Sunderland, West Ham and Real Sociedad.
But he’s yet to take control of a team north of the border and you get the impression he wouldn’t unless all options elsewhere were exhausted.