Who’s next for the SFA as na­tional team boss?

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - SPORTS -

SCOT­LAND are search­ing for a new man­ager af­ter Gor­don Stra­chan left his po­si­tion yes­ter­day. Here are six pos­si­ble can­di­dates to re­place him:

The ex-Ever­ton and Manch­ester United boss is still highly thought of, de­spite a down­turn in­for­tuness­ince­hisill-fat­edOld Traf­ford stint fol­lowed by poor spells at Real So­ciedad and Sun­der­land. The for­mer Scot­land boss is an­other pop­u­lar can­di­date with the book­mak­ers to re­turn to the Ham­p­den hot seat.

His first stint with the na­tional team saw him take charge of just 10 games but it pro­duced seven wins.

Has per­formed won­ders in charge of his na­tive North­ern Ire­land, lead­ing them to the last 16 at Euro 2016 and now to the play-offs for a place in Rus­sia. The for­mer Dundee United and Hiber­nian winger still lives in Ed­in­burgh but any move would de­pend on his cur­rent side com­ing up short in the play-offs.

As a for­mer Scot­land skip­per, Lam­bert would be un­likely to turn down the op­por­tu­nity to man­age his coun­try if it was pre­sented to him but his re­cent track-record at As­ton Villa, Black­burn and Wolves have been any­thing but suc­cess­ful. The Aberdeen boss has been hailed for wak­ing the sleep­ing Pit­to­drie gi­ant since tak­ing over four-and-a-half years ago.

His record in Scot­tish foot­ball speaks for it­self.

The for­mer Wat­ford, Cardiff and Wi­gan man­ager is al­ready on the SFA pay­roll, hav­ing been ap­pointed to the Ham­p­den per­for­mance direc­tor post last De­cem­ber, so could take up the reins quickly but his ac­ri­mo­nious exit from Cardiff leaves se­ri­ous ques­tions.

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