Maurice Malpas: time for a ‘fresh face’ for Scotland


Former Scotland defender, Maurice Malpas has stated it might be time for Scotland to bring in a ‘fresh face’ as manager. 

Malpas, who played in the same international team as Gordon Strachan, has said: “I think Gordon will reflect on the last two qualifying campaigns and knowing him he might choose to go.”

However the Scot, who was picking balls for the IRN-BRU Cup Quarter Finals said he expects the SFA to stick with Strachan into the Euro 2020 qualifiers.  “I am sure the SFA will look at the last six games and take a lot of positives.  I’d expect them to keep him on.”

SFA Chief, Stewart Regan has said there will be no “knee-jerking decisions” over Strachan’s future.

Regan told SunSport: “Everyone is disappointed with how the campaign ended.

“I’ve already had a chat with the manager and we’ve discussed it and I’ve said to him we’ll be discussing things as a board.

“I don’t think it would be fair on him or fair on us to make any snap judgement.

“We’ll just reflect on it and when we’re ready we’ll make a call on what happens next.

The bookies have lined up potential replacements should Gordan Strachan’s tenure come to an end.  David Moyes is the early frontrunner to succeed Strachan with Paddy Power offering odds of 17/10.  Other potential choices include former Scotland boss Alex McLeish (4/1) and current Performance Director of the SFA, Malkay Mackay (4/1).



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