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Last Updated: Friday, 23 November 2007, 14:55 GMT
Jewell 'rules out' Republic job
Wigan manager Paul Jewell
Jewell has been out of work since quitting Wigan in May
Former Wigan boss Paul Jewell has withdrawn his interest in the vacant Republic of Ireland manager's job.

Jewell had talks last week with former Republic boss John Giles who contacted the ex-Wigan manager on the Football Association of Ireland's behalf.

But Jewell has told FAI chief John Delaney that he does not want to be considered for the Republic position.

Terry Venables is the new clear favourite to succeed Steve Staunton who lost the Republic job last month.

Other managers linked with the post include Graeme Souness, Gerard Houllier, David O'Leary and Philippe Troussier.

606: DEBATE

Jewell had spoken to Giles, who is advising the Football Association of Ireland on the successor to Steve Staunton, but the former Wigan boss wants a return to the club game.

"I rang Johnny yesterday and said after certain consideration, I'm really flattered and decided not to be considered," Jewell said.

"John Delaney the chief executive (of the FAI) called me last night and I discussed it with him, but I'm beginning to miss the day-to-day involvement with the players on the training ground.

"That's what I'm looking for now, maybe in the future you never know.

"At the moment, as flattered as I was, it's best for me to get back into club football."

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