Gordon Strachan waits on his future after Scotland fail to make World Cup

• Failure to beat Slovenia leaves Scots short of play-offs
• ‘Technically we’re fine but genetically we are behind’

Gordon Strachan refused to discuss his future and offered effusive praise of his players after Scotland’s World Cup hopes were dashed by their failure to beat Slovenia in Ljubljana. The Scots, needing victory to secure a play-off spot, led 1-0 at half-time before conceding two goals to Slovenia with Robert Snodgrass’s late equaliser ultimately immaterial.

Strachan’s contract with the Scottish FA expires at the conclusion of the qualifying campaign, leading to the widespread assumption that the 60-year-old would leave his position as international manager of his own volition. That sense has been clouded somewhat by Scotland forcing themselves into play-off contention after a dismal start in Group F, with some members of Strachan’s squad stating publicly they want him to stay.

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• Failure to beat Slovenia leaves Scots short of play-offs• ‘Technically we’re fine but genetically we are behind’Gordon Strachan refused to discuss his future and offered effusive praise of his players after Scotland’s World Cup hopes were dashed by their failure to beat Slovenia in Ljubljana. The Scots, needing victory to secure a play-off spot, led 1-0 at half-time before conceding two goals to Slovenia with Robert Snodgrass’s late equaliser ultimately immaterial.Strachan’s contract with the Scottish FA expires at the conclusion of the qualifying campaign, leading to the widespread assumption that the 60-year-old would leave his position as international manager of his own volition. That sense has been clouded somewhat by Scotland forcing themselves into play-off contention after a dismal start in Group F, with some members of Strachan’s squad stating publicly they want him to stay. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/08/scotland-slovenia-gordon-strachan-world-cup

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