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