Scotland set to wait for new manager after Gordon Strachan leaves job

By Ewan Murray • Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes one of favourites for position
• Strachan pays price for failure to reach 2018 World Cup

Scotland are unlikely to have a new manager in place before the new year, with Michael O’Neill and Derek McInnes the early favourites to replace Gordon Strachan. The Scottish Football Association’s board took the unanimous decision not to extend Strachan’s contract, which ends next month, during a meeting on Thursday.

Strachan’s inability to deliver a play‑off place for the World Cup finals next summer, despite a late run into contention, ultimately signalled the end of a tenure which began in January 2013. A full debrief from the SFA board included the key agreement that other countries would not give their manager a third qualifying campaign after, as was the case, successive failures.

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Source:: The Guardian Sports

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