Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson says it would be a “privilege” to succeed Michael O’Neill as manager of Northern Ireland.
The Stoke City manager took charge at the bet365 Stadium in November, replacing Nathan Jones in the dugout.
Despite taking over City, O’Neill remained in charge of the Northern Ireland national team to combine the two roles, with their Euro 2020 qualifier against Bosnia Bosnia-Herzegovina set to be his last match in charge.
However, the suspension caused by the coronavirus outbreak means O’Neill’s reign appears to be edging towards a conclusion.
Robinson has been listed as a potential successor to O’Neill in recent days, but the former international midfielder refused to be drawn on his interest in the role.
“I don’t think anyone knows that situation about when Northern Ireland will play in play-offs, whether Michael will take them, when the European Championships are going to be because obviously it’s been put back a year, it’s an ongoing situation,” Robinson told Belfast Live.
“The Irish FA have a really tough task to replace Michael and what he’s done, I think it would become a very difficult job but one that would be a privilege for anybody to take.
“The ultimate goal is to manage your country at some stage, whether that stage is now, whether people see fit, whether I think it’s the right thing to do at this stage, that remains to be seen.”