Gordon Strachan leaves Scotland job following disappointing World Cup bid

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Scotland boss Gordon Strachan will leave his post as national team manager when his contract runs out next month.

A late own goal on Thursday night, which gave the Scots a 1-0 win over Slovakia, gave the nation hope and arguably their best chance of qualifying for a major tournament in over 20 years.

However Sunday’s heartbreaking 2-2 draw in Slovenia abruptly ended those hopes and raised now Scotland will now appoint a new coach ahead of the Euro 2020 qualification campaign.

The former Celtic and Middlesbrough gaffer was involved similar discussions when the Tartan Army failed to make it to the European Championships in France last summer, when a new two year deal was agreed. 
 
An SFA statement said: “The Board of the Scottish FA and Gordon Strachan have agreed that the Scotland National Team will be led by a new head coach in preparation for the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign.
Gordon’s tenure will end with immediate effect along with that of his assistant coach, Mark McGhee.  We are grateful to Gordon for the passion, professionalism and commitment demonstrated since his appointment in January 2013.”

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