These are the bookies’ favourites to take over Gordon Strachan as Scotland boss

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Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes is the bookies’ favourite to take on the role of Scotland manager.

The SFA said it had come to a joint agreement with Gordon Strachan that a new man should take on the top job at Hampden as the country prepares for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Mark McGhee, Strachan’s assistant, will also leave his post.

William Hill say Moyes is the favourite to take on the job with the odds at 11/4.

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The next in line is Malky Mackay, current performance director at the SFA, at 3/1 and Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes at 7/2.

The bookie also has odds of 66/1 on Man Utd and Aberdeen legend Sir Alex Ferguson. The odds are the same on Graeme Souness and Kenny Dalglish.

The odds on Paul Lambert or Sam Allardyce getting the job are 10/1.

Alex McLeish is a 12/1 favourite, Hibs manager Neil Lennon 14/1 and St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright 16/1.

The odds on Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers taking on the job are 40/1.

William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly said: “The last time the Scotland job was available, Moyes’ stock could not have been any higher and he was just a couple of months away from being named Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Old Trafford.

“He has to be considered amongst the leading candidates however there are a couple of interesting names in the frame.”

Full William Hill odds on next Scotland manager: 11/4 David Moyes; 3/1 Malky Mackay; 7/2 Derek McInnes; 10/1 Paul Lambert; 10/1 Sam Allardyce; 12/1 Alex McLeish; 14/1 Neil Lennon; 16/1 Steve Clarke; 16/1 Michael O’Neill; 16/1 Tommy Wright; 20/1 Alex Neill; 25/1 Owen Coyle; 25/1 Alan Pardew; 25/1 Dick Advocaat; 25/1 Mixu Paatelainen; 25/1 Graham Alexander; 25/1 Scott Gemmill; 25/1 Lars Lagerback; 33/1 Walter Smith; 33/1 Steve Nicol; 33/1 Billy Davies; 40/1 Carlos Ancelotti; 40/1 Brendan Rodgers; 40/1 John Collins; 40/1 Lee McCulloch; 40/1 Duncan Ferguson; 50/1 Gary McAllister; 50/1 Barry Ferguson; 50/1 Graig Levein; 66/1 Sir Alex Ferguson; 66/1 Graeme Souness; 66/1 Kenny Dalglish

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