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Levein set for Scotland job

Levein is set to test his abilities as a national team manager with Scotland.
Levein is set to test his abilities as a national team manager with Scotland.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Craig Levein warm favorite for the post of Scottish national boss
  • Dundee United manager held talks with SFA officials on Monday
  • Levein is reported to be considering an offer but could be unveiled by end of week
  • Bundesliga Nuremberg sack coach Michael Oenning after poor results

(CNN) -- Craig Levein is set to be named as manager of the Scotland national side after the Dundee United boss held talks with SFA officials on Monday.

Sky Sports News reported that the 45-year-old Levein was mulling over an offer, but he is widely expected to replace the sacked George Burley.

Levein could be paraded at Hampden Park before the end of the week.

The former Hearts and Leicester manager has been favorite for the job since Burley departed after a 3-0 friendly defeat to Wales and Scotland's failure to reach the World Cup finals.

The Scottish Football Association (SFA) are understood to have wanted a successor named before the European Championship qualifying draw on February 7.

I am 100% interested in being the Scotland manager.
--Craig Levein

Levein was given permission by Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson to hold talks with the SFA following which Levein said: "I am 100% interested in being the Scotland manager. Whether that's right now or at another time, I don't know."

Former Scottish international defender Levien has lifted Dundee United into fourth place in the domestic league and they will be expecting significant compensation. He is contracted at Tannadice until 2012.

In other managerial news on Monday, Bundesliga Nuremberg sacked Michael Oenning with the team second bottom of the German standings after a sorry run.

Nuremberg were beaten 3-0 by fellow strugglers Cologne on Saturday and have not scored in four games.

Oenning had been in post for just over a year and won promotion for the Bavarian side last season. No successor has been named.