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Published: 10:23 | 24/2/16

Harrington hopes for Ryder role

Padraig Harrington admits he is a long shot to make the European Ryder Cup team but he has spoken to Darren Clarke about the possibility of becoming a vice-captain.

Harrington has represented in six Ryder Cups but his last appearance came in 2010 at Celtic Manor when he had to rely on a captain's pick to make the team.

With the Dubliner currently 99th in the European points race and 64 on the World points list, he will almost certainly need to be named as one of Clarke's wildcards to make the team for this year's tournament in Hazeltine.

"It’s like the Olympics. If I starting winning and playing well, both the Ryder Cup and the Olympics are on the radar," Harrington replied when asked about his chances of qualifying for the team.

"As much I would like to play in both, they’re long shots, real long shots. So I wouldn’t be putting any money on making the team. And if I’m not in the team then I would love to be there as part of Darren’s backroom team."

Harrington was one of Paul McGinley's assistants at Gleneagles two years ago and has already spoken to Clarke about the possibility of joining his backroom team in America.

"I have spoken to him and yes, we have discussed it," Harrington said.

Clarke could call on the likes of Paul Lawrie, José María Olazábal, Thomas Bjorn or Lee Westwood for his backroom team but Harrington is confident he could do a good job for his former team-mate.

"I am different personality and will probably bring a slightly different aspect to it," Harrington explained. "I am different in that Darren is emotional and if I am there, I will bring more managerial stuff. He is definitely a frontman."

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