Brian McClair appointed SFA performance director

Brian McClair, who will leave Manchester United to become the SFA's performance director. Picture: PA
Brian McClair, who will leave Manchester United to become the SFA's performance director. Picture: PA
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FORMER Scotland striker Brian McClair is leaving Manchester United to become the Scottish Football Association’s performance director.

The 51-year-old will succeed Mark Wotte from June 1 after ending a 25-year spell at Old Trafford that culminated in his current role as director of the youth academy.

I am sure my experiences can be of benefit to Scottish football and having spent the majority of the last 30 years in England with Manchester United I am looking forward to coming home

Brian McClair

Brian McClair, commending on his appointment, said: “I am extremely proud to have been given the responsibility to help Scottish football move forward as Performance Director of the Scottish FA.

“I am sure my experiences can be of benefit to Scottish football and having spent the majority of the last 30 years in England with Manchester United I am looking forward to coming home, working with the coaching team at the Scottish FA and the clubs, and sharing the knowledge I have built up in that time to take on this new, exciting challenge.”

An SFA statement read: “He was identified unanimously as preferred candidate during a recruitment process which involved the current Scotland national coach, Gordon Strachan, previous national coaches Walter Smith and Andy Roxburgh, as well as the Scottish FA’s chief executive, Stewart Regan.”

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