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Sport Gordon Strachan leaves position as Scotland boss after failed World Cup bid

17:39  12 october  2017
17:39  12 october  2017 Source:   msn.com

Liverpool man ready to battle Tierney for Scotland place

  Liverpool man ready to battle Tierney for Scotland place Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has warned that he is ready to tussle with Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney for a starting spot in the Scotland side if manager Gordon Strachan decides that only one of them can start for their country. Speaking about the competition for places in his national team, Robertson told BBC Scotland (via Evening Times): “I don’t know if the gaffer had an open mind to trying us both” “KT [Tierney] would prefer to play left-back, it’s his natural position, but since he’s gone over there [right-back] he’s been different class” Scotland are just one point behind second-placed Slovakia in World Cup qualifying Group F, but also face competition from Slovenia to qualify for next summer’s tournament, with just two games remaining. The pair have recently been on the teamsheet together, with Robertson playing at left-back and Hoops defender Tierney shifted over to right-back, but seeing as the left hand side of defence is Tierney’s favoured position, Robertson could face a fight for his place. Robertson started his career with Queen’s Park in the Scottish Third Division before making a move to the Scottish Premiership with Dundee United. The left-back then spent three seasons with Hull City, experiencing both relegation from and promotion to the Premier League, before signing for Liverpool this summer — he has made just two appearances for the Reds so far this season, bringing his career total to 204 games at just 23 years old.

GORDON STRACHAN has left his role as Scotland boss after failing to guide the side to the World Cup . Strachan ’s contract was due to expire following the failed World Cup qualification and it has not been extended.

Gordon Strachan failed to lead Scotland to next year's World Cup . "The players should receive immense credit for that resilience in coming back from a difficult start and I would like to thank each and every player who has come in to represent their country."

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Gordon Strachan has been AXED as Scotland manager after the national side failed qualify for next summer's World Cup in Russia.

A 2-2 draw in Slovenia dashed the Tartan Army's hopes of reaching the 2018 finals and SFA bosses have decided to part company with the boss after almost five years in charge since succeeding Craig Levein in 2013.

Strachan was criticised for his team selections and tactics throughout the campaign with his decision to keep Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths on the sidelines for the opening three matches proving costly.

Strachan tells Griffiths not to over-celebrate against Slovenia

  Strachan tells Griffiths not to over-celebrate against Slovenia Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has told Leigh Griffiths not to over-celebrate if he scores what could potentially be the goal that secures their World Cup play-off spot on Sunday. Scotland face Slovenia on Sunday night knowing that a win would be enough to take them into the play-off positions. As per the Sunday Post, the Celtic striker is giving his international manager a headache over his discipline record. A number of players are one yellow card away from missing the next World Cup qualifier and Strachan knows the importance of the player’s keeping their heads. Griffiths has been known to be booked for his celebrations in the past. Strachan says Scotland cannot afford to lose Griffiths for the remaining games. “That [celebrating] is something I’ll have a conversation with Leigh about – I will need to have a word. That is something I’ll have a conversation with Leigh about – I will need to have a word. Leigh Griffiths turning, stretching even though he might get hurt and toe-poking it. That’s what made the difference. So we need him free to play.” The 27-year-old has enjoyed a strong start to the new season, scoring nine goals across all competitions.

Gordon Strachan 's contract with the Scottish FA has not been renewed and he will leave his job as the manager of the Scotland national football team with immediate effect. The Scottish Football Association announced that Strachan would not continue in the role after Scotland 's World Cup

Celtic boss Gordon Strachan says NO one Understands me - Duration: 1:58. Scotland 1-0 Slovakia - Gordon Strachan Full Post Match Press Conference - World Cup Qualifying - Duration: 9:19.

The World Cup 2018 bid started off poorly with defeats to Slovakia and England, as well as a dire home draw with Lithuania, to put the Scots at an early disadvantage.

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Strachan did oversee a resurgence in his side's fortunes after that disastrous opening but despite a run of victories his men fell agonisingly short of reaching the play-offs.

Consecutive triumphs over the Lithuanians, Slovakians and minnows Malta put Scotland on the brink of second place in Group F, and despite leading 1-0 in Slovenia a poor second period dashed Strachan's ambitions of leading the national side to a first major tournament in 20 years.

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The SFA's decision brings to an end another era of disappointment for Scotland after Strachan failed to turn around an already doomed World Cup 2014 qualifying effort, followed by more heartbreak in a frustrating Euro 2016 campaign.

Slovenia 2 Scotland 2: World Cup dreams ended for Strachan's men

  Slovenia 2 Scotland 2: World Cup dreams ended for Strachan's men Scotland coughed up a first-half lead as their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup ended in a 2-2 draw away to Slovenia.Half-time substitute Roman Bezjak scored twice to deny the visitors the three points they required to book a play-off berth.

Gordon Strachan failed to lead Scotland to next year’s World Cup . “The players should receive immense credit for that resilience in coming back from a difficult start and I would like to thank each and every player who has come in to represent their country.”

Scotland play waiting game with Michael O’Neill in frame to succeed Gordon Strachan . • Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes one of favourites for position • Strachan pays price for failure to reach 2018 World Cup .

The governing body confirmed Strachan and No2 Mark McGhee's departure in a statement on Thursday afternoon, and speculation now turns to who will replace the outgoing boss as Scotland look to pick themselves up and go again for Euro 2020.

SFA chief Stewart Regan thanked Strachan for his efforts and said it was time for the national team to move in a new direction: “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Gordon for his excellent service to the national team. I know how disappointed he was that we couldn’t secure a play-off place but to come so close was a tribute to the belief he instilled in his squad.

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“After almost five years the Board felt it was time for a new direction to prepare for the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign and also the forthcoming UEFA Nations League.

“We are grateful to both Gordon and Mark for their efforts and wish them the best of luck in the future.”

Gordon Strachan blames Scotland's 'genetics' for World Cup failure

  Gordon Strachan blames Scotland's 'genetics' for World Cup failure Gordon Strachan bemoaned Scotland's genetic make-up after his side lost out on a World Cup play-off on goal difference following a 2-2 draw in Slovenia. Two set-piece goals from Roman Bezjak overturned a first-half strike from Leigh Griffiths, and Robert Snodgrass could not convert a headed half-chance in the dying seconds after he had levelled with two minutes remaining.Bezjak's movement allowed him a free header from a Josip Ilicic free-kick and he had yards of space to slot home from 12 yards following a corner from the same player.

Gordon Strachan waits on his future after Scotland fail to make World Cup . Scotland are actually well served in midfield but Strachan has been in office for two failed campaigns and has never discovered an effective blend.

Scotland are hunting a new manager after Gordon Strachan left his position by "mutual consent", four days after the team failed to qualify for the World Cup .

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