Stephen Kenny has said that managing Ireland would be the "ultimate honour".
The Dundalk manager is one of the favourites, along with Mick McCarthy, to succeed Martin O'Neill as Ireland boss.
"I don't have PR strategy," the 47-year-old told the Dundalk Democrat at a presentation by suicide prevention charity, SOSAD.
I don't have a dream team. I think, ultimately I'm a football coach and I have great respect for all the players at Dundalk and for everyone connected to the club.
I think managing your country is the ultimate honour. If you offered me the job of managing Real Madrid or Barcelona or Ireland, I would choose to manage Ireland, because it's the greatest honour you can have as an Irishman.
The Irish Independent reported on Thursday that Kenny has been sounded out by the FAI regarding the vacant Ireland U21 manager's job. However, Kenny reportedly believes he could become senior manager.
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