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‘Man City job not for me’ – Niall Quinn

The ex-Citizens stiker claims he isn’t the right man to lead them to global dominance.

Quinn during his time at Sunderland.
Quinn during his time at Sunderland.
Image: TOM HEVEZI/AP/Press Association Images

NIALL QUINN HAS told the BBC that he is not interested in taking the vacant chief executive’s position at Manchester City.

The former Ireland striker, who spent six years with the Citizens, stepped down as chairman of Sunderland in October before severing ties four months later and has been touted for the role Garry Cook resigned from last year.

However, speaking on BBC Radio Manchester, the 45-year-old insisted that the Black Cats job “arrived” at him and that he is not the right man for City.

“Sunderland is the only club I’ve done more than play for,” said Quinn.

“The club was in pretty bad shape when I went in there so I felt as if I had to do it. It wasn’t a chosen career path, it arrived at me. I got stuck in and did it.

What they (City) need is someone who can travel the world and make Manchester City as big as, or certainly challenging with, the big clubs.”

Quinn has been focussing on his various business interests and doing some commentary work with Sky Sports in recent months.

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