Sbragia lands U21’s top job
Castlemilk’s Ricky Sbragia has been appointed head coach
Castlemilk’s Ricky Sbragia has been appointed head coach of Scotland’s under-21s squad.
The 59-year-old accepted the job offer from SFA Performance Director Brian McClair.
Sbragia moves up from his role as under-19s coach and has previously worked in England’s top-flight with Manchester United, Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers.
“I’m very proud to have been offered the position of Scotland under-21 head coach, ”he said.
“I’m acutely aware of the importance of the job in what for many young professionals should be the final stage before entering the full international team.
“The primary responsibility is to help prepare players to make that leap to Gordon Strachan’s ‘A’ squad.
“But it is also important that we work hard to ensure we are ready to make an impact in the forthcoming European Championship qualifiers which start in September.”