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Sport Gordon Strachan leaves role as Scotland manager

18:08  12 october  2017
18:08  12 october  2017 Source:   readsport.co

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 manager with immediate effect after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the Scottish FA has announced.

Gordon Strachan has left his role as Scotland manager with immediate effect after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the Scottish FA has announced.

Gordon Strachan has left his role as manager of the Scottish national team, following the country’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Strachan, along with assistant manager Mark McGhee, have moved on following a meeting with the Scottish FA on Thursday, after coming close — but not close enough — to securing a World Cup playoff spot for Scotland.

The ex-Celtic manager took over from Craig Levein in January 2013 and oversaw part of Scotland’s 2014 World Cup qualification campaign, as well as their Euro 2016 qualification efforts before their recently unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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 has left his role as manager of Scotland with immediate effect, the Scottish Football Association has announced. The 60-year-old leaves his post after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

View images and find out more about Gordon Strachan leaves role as Scotland Manager at Getty Images. Gordon Strachan the manager of Scotland looks on during the Scotland training session at Hampden Park on June 7, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland .

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Scotland needed to beat both Slovakia and Slovenia in their final two games in order to clinch a play-off spot for a World Cup place. After overcoming Slovakia on home soil, the Tartan Army travelled to Slovenia and took the lead, but ended up drawing 2-2, which put an end to their qualification hopes.

A statement by the Scottish FA reads:

Notwithstanding our unbeaten run in the group throughout 2017, with the emergence of a younger generation of players it was agreed that a new national coach should be recruited to provide fresh impetus.

Chief Executive of the Scottish FA, Stewart Regan, said:

“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”

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 ’s left his job as Scotland manager after nearly five years in charge. Scotland finished on a six-game unbeaten run – but missed out on a play-off spot. Assistant Mark McGhee’s also leaving his role .

The role of a Scotland national football team manager was first established in May 1954, when Andy Beattie was appointed. Beattie took charge of six matches before and during the 1954 FIFA World Cup, when Scotland competed at their first major tournament.

Strachan has had a long career as both a player and a manager, playing for the likes of Aberdeen and Manchester United before managing four clubs as well as his national team. He made 635 career appearances as a player.

Slovenia v Scotland - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier © Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images Sport Slovenia v Scotland - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

Sam Allardyce rules himself out of Scotland job and backs David Moyes for role .
Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of the running to be the new Scotland manager and has backed David Moyes for the job. Former England boss Allardyce was installed as one of the favourites for the position after it was vacated by Gordon Strachan on Thursday.Allardyce left Crystal Palace of his own accord in the summer after keeping them in the Premier League and has been linked with a number of positions since.But despite Scottish ancestry he says he will not be heading north of the border.

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