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Mackay hired as Scotland interim boss after World Cup woe

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Glasgow (AFP) – Malky Mackay has been appointed as Scotland’s interim manager as the search for Gordon Strachan’s successor starts after the team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup.

Mackay was working as Scottish Football Association’s performance director and, following Strachan’s exit on Thursday, he will now oversee the friendly against the Netherlands at Pittodrie on November 9.

Strachan steps down as Scotland football manager

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London (AFP) – Gordon Strachan has stepped down as Scotland manager following the team’s failure to qualify for next year’s World Cup, the Scottish Football Association announced on Thursday.

The SFA said Strachan and his assistant Mark McGhee would leave “with immediate effect” to give his successor maximum time to prepare for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

Strachan steps down as Scotland football manager

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London (AFP) – Gordon Strachan has stepped down as Scotland manager following the team’s failure to qualify for next year’s World Cup, the Scottish Football Association announced on Thursday.

The SFA said Strachan and his assistant Mark McGhee would leave “with immediate effect” to give his successor maximum time to prepare for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

Official: Gordon Strachan Leaves Role As Scotland Manager After Missing Out On Two Major Tournaments In Succession

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Not that there was ever much doubt, but Gordon Strachan has today left his post as Scotland manager with immediate effect after failing to qualify for his second major tournament in succession.

A 2-2 draw in their final qualifier against Slovenia last week was enough to see the Scots fall short of reaching Russia 2018 on goal difference, with Strachan left to rue his side's genetic deficiencies in the aftermath.

‘Physically, We Have A Problem’ – Gordon Strachan Left Blaming Genetics As Scotland Fail To Qualify For Yet Another World Cup

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Scotland were left to rue lapses earlier in their qualifying campaign as a 2-2 draw against Slovenia in their final outing saw them miss out on Russia 2018 by the narrowest of margins.

A victory in Ljublana would have seen the Scotsenter into the play-offs as one of the eight best second-placed teams, but Slovakia's 3-0 win over Malta elsewhere saw them edged down into third place (and out of the running) on goal difference.

Football: Strachan calls for calm heads against England

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has warned his players not to lose their cool in Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier at home to old enemies England.

Scotland-England encounters have traditionally been blood-and-thunder affairs, but Strachan says the evolution of the sport means players can no longer afford to go clattering into challenges.

Football: Strachan calls for calm heads against England

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has warned his players not to lose their cool in Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier at home to old enemies England.

Scotland-England encounters have traditionally been blood-and-thunder affairs, but Strachan says the evolution of the sport means players can no longer afford to go clattering into challenges.

Friendly: Scotland Labour To Embarrassing Draw At Home To Canada (Photos & Video)

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Easter Road played host to another underwhelmingperformance from Scotland on Wednesday night, with Gordon Strachan's men only managing a draw against minnows Canada.

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Fraser Aird scored the opener for the visitors, who are ranked 117th in the world, with the Falkirk man capitalising on some appalling defending to fire home on 11 minutes.

Scotland manager Strachan gets SFA backing

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Glasgow (AFP) Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has received unanimous backing from the Scottish Football Association despite his side's recent struggles, SFA chief executive Stewart Regan announced on Thursday.

Scotland were the only team from the British Isles not to qualify for Euro 2016 and are currently six points below group leaders England in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Scott Brown Drags Himself Out Of International Retirement As Scotland Announce Squad For England Qualifier

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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has announced his squad for next week's World Cup qualifier against the Auld Enemy at Wembley.

The big (well, big-ish) news is that Scott Brown has reversed his international retirement in order to spend the evening kicking Englishmen, having last played for Scotland back in August.

Strachan remaining upbeat after Scotland football friendly defeat

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Metz (France) (AFP) Scotland manager Gordon Strachan believes the chastening 3-0 friendly defeat to Euro 2016 hosts France on Saturday can prove to be a positive experience for his side.

Having missed out on a place at the European Championship finals, Scotland's taste of the French summer began and ended in the rain in Metz, where they were well beaten by the tournament hosts.

Strachan remaining upbeat after Scotland football friendly defeat

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Metz (France) (AFP) Scotland manager Gordon Strachan believes the chastening 3-0 friendly defeat to Euro 2016 hosts France on Saturday can prove to be a positive experience for his side.

Having missed out on a place at the European Championship finals, Scotland's taste of the French summer began and ended in the rain in Metz, where they were well beaten by the tournament hosts.

Scotland Making Huge Strides Under Gordon Strachan [VIDEO]

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Scotlandhave not qualified for a European Championship or a World Cup since 1996 and 1998 respectively. The country has also never made a significant run in either tournament when it has achieved inclusion into thecompetitions. These are painful realities for that Tartan Army, as well as Scotland'scurrent and former players.

Scotland v Ireland: Bring it on!

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Euro 2016: Poland v Scotland

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Scotland: Georgia on my mind

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Generation Next: Ryan Gauld – Scotland’s brightest young star

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Generation Next: Ryan Gauld Scotland's brightest young star is a post from: Just Football

Name: Ryan Gauld

Date of Birth: 16th December 1995

Age: 18
Position: Midfielder
Club: Sporting Lisbon

Nationality: Scottish

There are few Scottish 18-year-olds that have had the kind of success that Ryan Gauld has had so far, but then Gauld isn't like most other home-grown Scottish talents.

Half-time: Nigeria 1:1 Scotland

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One-all at the break here at Fulham after Nigeria's Micahel Uchebo's deflected shot four minutes from the break cancelled out Charlie Mulgrew's tenth-minute opener for Scotland.


GordonStrachan's men began the brighter and looked more fluent and incisivealthough Stephen Keshi's men got into the game more as the half progressed.

International Friendly: Scotland v Nigeria

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After a month's rain in 48 hours, the heavens have mercifully held off before Nigeria grapple with Scotland in their World Cup warm-up match here in London.


Stephen Keshi will be looking for his squad to impress in the first of three friendlies before they tackle Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran in Brazil, while Gordon Strachan is planning his assault on Euro 2016 and Scotland's first qualifier,a tall test away to Germany this autumn.

Scotland Away Shirt For 2014-15 Is Colorful And Historic: Official [PHOTOS]

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The Scotland national team are under a resurgence thanks to manager Gordon Strachan. But whatever happens on the pitch during the European Championship qualifiers, the Scots can be assured that they'll be one of the best dressed teams in Europe with their retro home kit design and now this, the brand new and colorful away kit for Scotland the brave.

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Scotland were recently taking on United States in a friendly match, which sparked memories of the humiliating 5-1 suffered at the hands of the North Americans just over a year ago. Since then, Scotland brought in former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan to take charge of the team. The recent friendly match between the two teams finished as a credible 0-0 draw and this led to the praise from the US manager Jurgen Klinsmann about the good work done by Strachan.

Friendly: Norway 0-1 Scotland – Scots Battle To Fortunate Victory In Molde (Video)

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Norway 0-1 Scotland International Friendly 19th November 2013

Scott Brown bagged the only goal of the game in Molde on Tuesday night as Gordon Strachan's improving Scotland finished off the year with a hard-fought win against Norway.

Brown's goal came on the hour-mark but overall it was the home side who created the best chances, withMarcus Pedersen andAnders Konradsen amongst others going close.

Hibs: Progress, points, profit

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Report: USMNT close to friendly match with Scotland

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According to a report, the U.S. Men's National Team could be playing their final FIFA international fixture of 2013 against European opposition.

The Scotland Herald is reporting that the Scottish Football Association and Scotland National Team head coach Gordon Strachan are "close to announcing a home friendly against (the USMNT) at Hampden (Park) in November.

Scotland: Kenny Miller retires

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Croatia v Scotland: Gord almighty

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It was a result predicted only by the deluded and Scottish Sun sage Kenny Millar.

Gordon Strachan conceded at full time that a win for Croatia was 90 percent certain.

Somehow Scotland made the most of their ten percent chance.

Percentages figured highly. It was, said captain James Morrison, a victory earned by players giving 110 percent to the cause.

Croatia v Scotland: Gord help us

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A two week build up to a Scotland qualifying match. Mounting excitement, ballooning optimism.

Not quite. More a growing sense of foreboding, a lengthening injury list, the challenge posed by Croatia looming ever larger.

That fortnight between the end of the domestic season and tonight's game always looked like it might prove problematic.

Darren Fletcher ruled out till summer

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Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher will miss the rest of the season after having a surgery to cure his long standing problem with a chronic inflammatory bowel condition.

Darren Fletcher ruled out till the end of the season

The 28-year-old had to take a break from football last season too due to his chronic bowel suffering (Ulcerative colitis) and even though Manchester United expects him to return to action next season with all his problems behind him, the news puts his long term future at Old Trafford in jeopardy.

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Strachan’s future to be discussed by Scottish FA

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will have his future discussed at a Scottish Football Association board meeting on Thursday after the country’s failure to qualify for the World Cup.

Strachan is out of contract next month and his five-year reign could be over as calls increase for his dismissal.

Scottish FA say no rush over Strachan future

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish football chiefs said on Tuesday they will not rush into a decision over manager Gordon Strachan’s future despite yet another failure to qualify for a major international tournament.

The Scotland boss is out of contract next month but is facing mounting pressure from fans to call time on his five-year reign after a draw with Slovenia on Sunday killed off their hopes of making it to next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Scottish FA say no rush over Strachan future

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish football chiefs said on Tuesday they will not rush into a decision over manager Gordon Strachan’s future despite yet another failure to qualify for a major international tournament.

The Scotland boss is out of contract next month but is facing mounting pressure from fans to call time on his five-year reign after a draw with Slovenia on Sunday killed off their hopes of making it to next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Strachan ready for Scots’ pitch battle

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London (AFP) – Gordon Strachan has demanded Scotland get to train on Lithuania’s plastic pitch in the exact condition it will be during their crucial World Cup qualifier.

Strachan’s side are due to play their first ever full international clash on an artificial surface when the face Lithuania at the LFF Arena in Vilnius on Friday.

Strachan still the man for Scotland coaching job: chief

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Glasgow (AFP) Gordon Strachan will remain as Scotland coach despite a poor 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with Scottish Football Association president Alan McRae declaring he could still get them to the finals.

Strachan who had a distinguished international career being capped 50 times looked to be in trouble after the Scots were soundly beaten 3-0 by historic foes England in a qualifier for Russia.

Strachan still the man for Scotland coaching job: chief

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Glasgow (AFP) Gordon Strachan will remain as Scotland coach despite a poor 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with Scottish Football Association president Alan McRae declaring he could still get them to the finals.

Strachan who had a distinguished international career being capped 50 times looked to be in trouble after the Scots were soundly beaten 3-0 by historic foes England in a qualifier for Russia.

Southgate and Strachan coy about job prospects

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London (AFP) England's interim manager Gareth Southgate and his Scotland counterpart Gordon Strachan refused to be drawn on their respective futures following the World Cup qualifier between their teams.

England won 3-0 at Wembley on Friday to boost Southgate's chances of being given the job full-time, having won two and drawn one of the first three games in his four-match tenure.

Manchester United

GNev becomes 29th former Fergie player to become a manager

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Gary Neville has become 29th former Manchester United player to play for Sir Alex Ferguson to become a manager.

Viv Anderson, Michael Appleton, Henning Berg, Clayton Blackmore, Laurent Blanc, Steve Bruce, Chris Casper, Peter Davenport, Simon Davies, Darren Ferguson, Ryan Giggs, David Healy, Gabriel Heinze, Mark Hughes, Paul Ince, Andrei Kanchelskis, Roy Keane, Henrik Larsson, Gary Neville, Paul Parker, Mike Phelan, Bryan Robson, Mark Robins, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Frank Stapleton, Gordon Strachan, Chris Turner, Neil Webb.

40 not out, Giggsy hungry for more

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Ryan Giggs might turn 40 today, but the United legend shows no signs of being in a rush of hanging up his boots, nor has his appetite for success been satisfied by the unprecedented amount of trophies he's collected during his career.

Should he play on Sunday against Spurs, Giggsy would become only the seventh player in history to take part in a Premier League match after turning 40 -Kevin ­Phillips, Teddy Sheringham, Gordon Strachan, Brad Friedel, Mark Schwarzer and Mike Pollitt did it before him and after his vintage performance against Bayer Leverkusen, few would bet against him being involved again.

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Football Songs: ‘Blurred (Goal) Lines’ By The Illustrated Game – An Ode To Goal Line Technology (Video)

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By Chris Wright

With a little assist from Robin Thicke, here's The Illustrated Game's timely ode to the imminent influx of goal-line technology, entitled simply "Blurred Goal Lines"...

If you've got a few spare minutes to kill, we thoroughly recommend you pop over and have a shufty around The Illustrated Game's corner of Tumblr (or follow them on Twitter @IllustratedGame)

It really is a thing of maddening, nonsensical beauty.

Snapshot: Gordon Strachan Is Really Enjoying The Scotland Manager Job…

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You may be enjoying it now Gordon, but just you wait till you lose your first World Cup qualifier against Turks and Caicos Islands!

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Celtic Manager Neil Lennon Leaves Club; Tipped For WBA or Norwich Jobs

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon has left the Glasgow club.

A source toThe Daily Recordnewspaper said that:

"It's a sad day, but Neil has been talking to the club for some time about his situation, he feels he needs a fresh challenge and a break from the strains of this job.