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Stephen Robinson could be tempted to reject Northern Ireland for chance to take Motherwell into Europe, says former Scotland chief

 

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Stephen Robinson has led Motherwell into European competition via their third place finish in the Scottish Premiership.

Stephen Robinson has led Motherwell into European competition via their third place finish in the Scottish Premiership.

Craig Brown

Craig Brown

Stephen Robinson has led Motherwell into European competition via their third place finish in the Scottish Premiership.

Former Scotland boss Craig Brown says the opportunity to take Motherwell into the Europa League could influence Stephen Robinson's Northern Ireland ambitions.

Robinson is strongly fancied to replace Michael O'Neill and recently admitted taking the managerial hot-seat would be the "pinnacle" of his career.

But Brown, who took Motherwell into the Europa League play-offs in 2010/11 and is the last Steelmen boss to win a game in Europe, believes last week's decision to end the Scottish league campaign could be a game-changer.