Glenavon legend Glenn Ferguson has said he would be interested in becoming Marty Quinn’s successor — if the Lurgan Blues come calling.
Ferguson is currently number two to Lisburn Distillery boss John Cunningham, however the former Northern Ireland international still clings to the dream he can manage in local football’s top flight.
And Glenavon — a club where he earned legendary status — could offer ‘Spike’ the chance to shine for the first time as a number one.
Ferguson helped the Lurgan Blues win the Irish Cup in 1997 and he made 363 appearances for the club he supported as a boy before singing for Linfield in a record £55,000 deal in 1998.
Glenavon caretaker boss Pat McAllister, former Lisburn Distillery chief Paul Kirk and ex-Cliftonville manager Eddie Patterson are all in the race to replace Quinn who stepped down at the weekend.
Ferguson said: “At this moment in time I’m committed to Lisburn Distillery and working with John (Cunningham) but obviously anyone with ambition to be a manager in the game is going to be prepared to consider opportunities or approaches. If a job comes up then discussions may lead to something.
“It would need to be the right decision for both parties and I’ve always held the view that I would like to go into management sooner or later.
“I have fond memories of my time at Glenavon and was fortunate to be part of a great squad there but now they are a club that over the last decade has craved stability and success.”
Meanwhile, McAllister, who was assistant manager to Quinn and will be in charge for the next two games, said: “There's no question, I would like the job permanently, but we will have to wait and see.”
Former Whites boss Kirk, currently at Lisburn Rangers, said: “I have no doubt in my ability to do the job.”
Glenavon are bottom of the Premiership, with two wins from their 18 games.