Sport Gordon Strachan leaves position as Scotland boss after failed World Cup bid

17:39  12 october  2017
17:39  12 october  2017 Source:   MSN

Strachan tells Griffiths not to over-celebrate against Slovenia

  Strachan tells Griffiths not to over-celebrate against Slovenia Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has told Leigh Griffiths not to over-celebrate if he scores what could potentially be the goal that secures their World Cup play-off spot on Sunday. Scotland face Slovenia on Sunday night knowing that a win would be enough to take them into the play-off positions. As per the Sunday Post, the Celtic striker is giving his international manager a headache over his discipline record. A number of players are one yellow card away from missing the next World Cup qualifier and Strachan knows the importance of the player’s keeping their heads. Griffiths has been known to be booked for his celebrations in the past. Strachan says Scotland cannot afford to lose Griffiths for the remaining games. “That [celebrating] is something I’ll have a conversation with Leigh about – I will need to have a word. That is something I’ll have a conversation with Leigh about – I will need to have a word. Leigh Griffiths turning, stretching even though he might get hurt and toe-poking it. That’s what made the difference. So we need him free to play.” The 27-year-old has enjoyed a strong start to the new season, scoring nine goals across all competitions.

Strachan leaves his position as head coach after almost five years in charge following the failed bid to reach the play-offs for the World Cup . We all kind of expected it after failing to reach the play-offs for the World Cup but Gordon Strachan has now left his post as Scotland boss .

GORDON STRACHAN has left his role as Scotland boss after failing to qualify for next summer's World Cup in Russia.

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Gordon Strachan has been AXED as Scotland manager after the national side failed qualify for next summer's World Cup in Russia.

A 2-2 draw in Slovenia dashed the Tartan Army's hopes of reaching the 2018 finals and SFA bosses have decided to part company with the boss after almost five years in charge since succeeding Craig Levein in 2013.

Strachan was criticised for his team selections and tactics throughout the campaign with his decision to keep Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths on the sidelines for the opening three matches proving costly.

Strachan tells Griffiths not to over-celebrate against Slovenia

  Strachan tells Griffiths not to over-celebrate against Slovenia Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has told Leigh Griffiths not to over-celebrate if he scores what could potentially be the goal that secures their World Cup play-off spot on Sunday. Scotland face Slovenia on Sunday night knowing that a win would be enough to take them into the play-off positions. As per the Sunday Post, the Celtic striker is giving his international manager a headache over his discipline record. A number of players are one yellow card away from missing the next World Cup qualifier and Strachan knows the importance of the player’s keeping their heads. Griffiths has been known to be booked for his celebrations in the past. Strachan says Scotland cannot afford to lose Griffiths for the remaining games. “That [celebrating] is something I’ll have a conversation with Leigh about – I will need to have a word. That is something I’ll have a conversation with Leigh about – I will need to have a word. Leigh Griffiths turning, stretching even though he might get hurt and toe-poking it. That’s what made the difference. So we need him free to play.” The 27-year-old has enjoyed a strong start to the new season, scoring nine goals across all competitions.

GORDON STRACHAN could learn his Scotland fate today. The all-powerful SFA Board will meet at Hampden to discuss whether Strach, 60, is to be offered a new deal or let go after failing to reach the World Cup play-offs.

Gordon Strachan refused to discuss his future as Scotland manager after a 2-2 draw in Slovenia sunk the nation's hopes of a World Cup play-off place. His team needed to win in the Stozice Stadium to claim one of the eight best second-place finishes in qualifying.

The World Cup 2018 bid started off poorly with defeats to Slovakia and England, as well as a dire home draw with Lithuania, to put the Scots at an early disadvantage.

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Strachan did oversee a resurgence in his side's fortunes after that disastrous opening but despite a run of victories his men fell agonisingly short of reaching the play-offs.

Consecutive triumphs over the Lithuanians, Slovakians and minnows Malta put Scotland on the brink of second place in Group F, and despite leading 1-0 in Slovenia a poor second period dashed Strachan's ambitions of leading the national side to a first major tournament in 20 years.

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The SFA's decision brings to an end another era of disappointment for Scotland after Strachan failed to turn around an already doomed World Cup 2014 qualifying effort, followed by more heartbreak in a frustrating Euro 2016 campaign.

Strachan tells Griffiths not to over-celebrate against Slovenia

  Strachan tells Griffiths not to over-celebrate against Slovenia Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has told Leigh Griffiths not to over-celebrate if he scores what could potentially be the goal that secures their World Cup play-off spot on Sunday. Scotland face Slovenia on Sunday night knowing that a win would be enough to take them into the play-off positions. As per the Sunday Post, the Celtic striker is giving his international manager a headache over his discipline record. A number of players are one yellow card away from missing the next World Cup qualifier and Strachan knows the importance of the player’s keeping their heads. Griffiths has been known to be booked for his celebrations in the past. Strachan says Scotland cannot afford to lose Griffiths for the remaining games. “That [celebrating] is something I’ll have a conversation with Leigh about – I will need to have a word. That is something I’ll have a conversation with Leigh about – I will need to have a word. Leigh Griffiths turning, stretching even though he might get hurt and toe-poking it. That’s what made the difference. So we need him free to play.” The 27-year-old has enjoyed a strong start to the new season, scoring nine goals across all competitions.

Scotland 's World Cup bid is ON after stunning 3-0 win against Lithuania on Friday night. DAVIE PROVAN. If Scotland nick second place then Gordon Strachan should be inducted into the magic circle.

Playing position . For the 2006 World Cup , Strachan was appointed as the official FIFA Ambassador for Scotland , joining 50 others in fundraising for SOS Children's Villages, the official charity of the tournament.[106]. ^ " Gordon Strachan : Scotland boss signs new two-year contract".

The governing body confirmed Strachan and No2 Mark McGhee's departure in a statement on Thursday afternoon, and speculation now turns to who will replace the outgoing boss as Scotland look to pick themselves up and go again for Euro 2020.

SFA chief Stewart Regan thanked Strachan for his efforts and said it was time for the national team to move in a new direction: “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Gordon for his excellent service to the national team. I know how disappointed he was that we couldn’t secure a play-off place but to come so close was a tribute to the belief he instilled in his squad.

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“After almost five years the Board felt it was time for a new direction to prepare for the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign and also the forthcoming UEFA Nations League.

“We are grateful to both Gordon and Mark for their efforts and wish them the best of luck in the future.”

Gordon Strachan leaves role as Scotland manager

  Gordon Strachan leaves role as Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has left his role as manager of the Scottish national team, following the country’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Twitter: NEWS | Gordon Strachan and Mark McGhee to leave Scotland National Team: https://t.co/LRHVMJOUkP https://t.co/MiLlagL4rs (@ScottishFA) Strachan, along with assistant manager Mark McGhee, have moved on following a meeting with the Scottish FA on Thursday, after coming close — but not close enough — to securing a World Cup playoff spot for Scotland. The ex-Celtic manager took over from Craig Levein in January 2013 and oversaw part of Scotland’s 2014 World Cup qualification campaign, as well as their Euro 2016 qualification efforts before their recently unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Scotland needed to beat both Slovakia and Slovenia in their final two games in order to clinch a play-off spot for a World Cup place. After overcoming Slovakia on home soil, the Tartan Army travelled to Slovenia and took the lead, but ended up drawing 2-2, which put an end to their qualification hopes. A statement by the Scottish FA reads: Notwithstanding our unbeaten run in the group throughout 2017, with the emergence of a younger generation of players it was agreed that a new national coach should be recruited to provide fresh impetus. Chief Executive of the Scottish FA, Stewart Regan, said: “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Gordon for his excellent service to the national team. I know how disappointed he was that we couldn’t secure a play-off place but to come so close was a tribute to the belief he instilled in his squad” Strachan has had a long career as both a player and a manager, playing for the likes of Aberdeen and Manchester United before managing four clubs as well as his national team. He made 635 career appearances as a player.

Gordon Strachan bemoaned Scotland 's genetic make-up after his side lost out on a World Cup play-off on goal difference following a 2-2 draw in Slovenia. Sport.

Gordon Strachan may quit Scotland after they failed to reach the World Cup . Paul Hartley feels Strachan should guide Scotland into the Euro 2020 qualifiers. The 60-year-old's contract with the national team is due to expire next month.

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