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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 September 2005, 18:37 GMT 19:37 UK
Lineen flattered by capital link
Edinburgh assistant coach Sean Lineen
Sean Lineen is proud to live in Edinburgh
Glasgow Warriors assistant coach Sean Lineen is flattered at being linked with the top job at Edinburgh Gunners.

The Murrayfield club are looking for a successor to Frank Hadden, who was named as Scotland head coach last week.

"I am flattered to be mentioned in some quarters as a possible Edinburgh coach," said Lineen.

"But what happens next for me in coaching is in the hands of the Scottish Rugby Union, so I am fully focused on helping Glasgow."

Hadden has confirmed the Celtic League game against Ospreys on Sunday will be his last in charge.

And New Zealand-born Lineen played for the old Edinburgh district side as well as being capped for Scotland.

"I am aware my next step has to be one up from assistant coach to head coach, so I'll see where that ambition eventually takes me," he told the Edinburgh Evening News.

"I live in Edinburgh and have no intention of living anywhere else.

"I love Edinburgh because it has been so good to me on and off the rugby pitch.

"I'm proud to be a Lord Lieutenant of the city, which requires me to take part in civic functions.

"Rugby-wise, I was always delighted to pull on an Edinburgh district jersey and one of my best memories was my debut in a match against Australia at Myreside in 1988, which we lost narrowly."


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