Scotland coach John Carver says he’s turned down returns to English football as the former Leeds United and Newcastle United coach focuses on Euro 2020.
Carver has been part of Steve Clarke’s coaching staff that has guided Scotland to its first major tournament since 1998 this summer. Carver is a former coach of both Leeds United and Newcastle United, becoming interim manager of both alongside management gigs with Toronto FC in the MLS and most recently AC Omonia of Cyprus.
The former Leeds United and Newcastle United man said of interest elsewhere (Scottish Sun): “I devote my life to football and I’ve been busy studying footage of the teams we’re playing in the Euros. One of the biggest things I’ve got is my enthusiasm and passion — and I’m definitely not going to change that now.
“People have been coming on to me about opportunities abroad. I’ve still definitely got something to offer if somebody’s prepared to give me the opportunity. In fairness, I have to be quite honest, ALL of my focus has been on Scotland and the Euros coming up. There have been full-time positions coming up here and there — certainly in England — but I’ve not bothered.
“And that’s because it would interfere with the job I’ve got in hand. I’m totally focused on my Scotland responsibilities and doing everything I can to support Steve, Steven Reid, the rest of the backroom staff and, of course, the players. “When people have come on to me I’ve said, ‘All I’m interested in is getting this out of the way and then we’ll see what the future holds.'”
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