Gordon Strachan: “I wanted to put a smile back on the nation’s face again”

Gordon Strachan.

Gordon Strachan has described managing Scotland as “the proudest moment of my career”.

The 60-year-old has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect after failing to lead Scotland to the World Cup qualifying play-offs.

Strachan: “I said on my first day as Scotland manager that it was the proudest moment of my career and that I wanted to put a smile back on the nation’s face again.

“I share the profound disappointment at missing out on the play-offs, especially having worked so hard to fight our way back into contention.

Gordon Strachan is no longer Scotland manager

“The players should receive immense credit for that resilience in coming back from a difficult start and I would like to thank each and every player who has come in to represent their country.

“Together we have shared some really magical moments and those memories will live with me for ever.

“Of course, what made those moments special was the unwavering support of our fans. Through highs and lows you have stayed with the team and my biggest regret is not being able to provide the finals tournament you deserve.

“I would like to thank the board, the backroom staff and everyone at the Scottish FA for the help and support they have given me as national coach. It has been a real privilege.”


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Posted by TheCourier.co.uk on Thursday, 12 October 2017