Gordon Strachan’s time as Scotland manager is over.
The SFA have announced that they and Strachan have come to a joint agreement that a new man take over at Hampden for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign after Sunday night’s heart-breaking end to the Scots’ bid to make the 2018 World Cup.
The need for “fresh impetus” was cited.
Mark McGhee, Strachan’s assistant, will also leave his post.
Stewart Regan, SFA chief executive, 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.
“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.”